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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.

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