Doctor guilty of poisoning patient
From Times Wire Reports
A court in Perigueux, France, convicted a doctor in the poisoning death of a terminally ill cancer patient and gave him a one-year suspended sentence.
Laurence Tramois was found guilty in the Aug. 25, 2003, death of Paulette Druais in the nearby town of Saint-Astier.
Chantal Chanel, a nurse who delivered the fatal dose of potassium prescribed by the doctor, was acquitted.
Last week, 2,000 doctors and other medical personnel signed a petition urging the decriminalization of euthanasia.
Must-read stories from the L.A. Times
Get the day's top news with our Today's Headlines newsletter, sent every weekday morning.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.