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Connecticut Mulls Easing Assisted-Suicide Penalties

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Connecticut Mulls Easing Assisted-Suicide Penalties

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Connecticut Mulls Easing Assisted-Suicide Penalties

Connecticut Mulls Easing Assisted-Suicide Penalties

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The Connecticut legislature considers easing the penalties for assisting in suicides. The legislation was prompted by the case of Hunt Williams, who is charged with manslaughter after he advised a friend with terminal cancer on how to shoot himself and helped load the gun. John Dankosky of member station WNPR reports.