DETROIT, May 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pathologist in southeast
Michigan, Jack Kevorkian's medical license was suspended in 1991. In April
1999, he was sentenced to prison for second-degree murder. At the time of
his conviction, authorities believed he had a part in the deaths of some
130 people. The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit was among those that
consistently expressed horror at Kevorkian's trail of death, and called for
an immediate and permanent stop to the killings. Ned McGrath, director of
communications for the Detroit archdiocese, makes this statement on
"For 10 years, Jack Kevorkian's actions resembled those of a
pathological serial killer. It will be truly regrettable if he's now
treated as a celebrity parolee instead of the convicted murderer he is.
"Together with our fellow Catholics in Michigan, the Detroit
archdiocese pledges to continue our efforts on behalf of patients, their
families and their caregivers to increase the knowledge -- and availability
-- of medically and morally sound options for end-of-life decision-making."
Director of Communications
Archdiocese of Detroit
May 31, 2007
This document and archival statements about Jack Kevorkian and
physician- assisted suicide are available at www.AODcommunications.org.
SOURCE Archdiocese of Detroit