Kevorkian Client’s Widower Is Fired
The widower of Judith Curren, the woman whose assisted suicide by Dr. Jack Kevorkian was ruled a homicide, was fired from his job at a Boston hospital, a hospital official said. Dr. Franklin Curren, a psychiatrist, was given a 60-day notice from Pembroke Hospital, said Ray Robinson, chief operating officer at the hospital. “The reasons are personal,” Robinson said. “We would prefer not to get into the specifics.” Curren, who was questioned by the state medical board after his wife’s suicide, worked as a staff psychiatrist at the hospital for a year. Kevorkian has been criticized for his role in the Aug. 15 death of Judith Curren. The 42-year-old nurse had chronic fatigue syndrome and other ailments, according to Kevorkian. A medical examiner said Curren had no terminal disease.