Euthanasia doctor convicted in France

By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

A French court convicted an emergency room doctor of euthanasia.

Nicholas Bonnemaison was found guilty and given a two year suspended sentence for deliberately killing an 86 year-old woman . He was originally prosecuted for seven counts of intentionally killing patients, but the court acquitted him on the six other charges. 

According to The Local Bonnemaison also lost his medical license:

Bonnemaison, who has been struck off the medical register, was accused of "poisoning particularly vulnerable people" -- five women and two men who died between March 2010 and July 2011 soon after being admitted to the hospital in the southwestern city of Bayonne where he worked.

Bonnemaison was not accused of overdosing his patients, accidentally or otherwise, he was accused of intentionally killing his patients by lethal injection.