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The son of a former prison governer who suffered from motor neurone disease escaped prosecution after helping his father to end his own life because it was “not in the public interest”.
His father, also called William Maguire, had a series of health problems including severe lung disease, raised blood pressure, bowel inflammation and depression.
He had talked about travelling to Swiss assisted suicide clinic Dignitas and was “determined” to end his own life, the inquest heard.
William Maguire, 54, was put in “an almost impossible position” by his father’s illness, and helped him to commit suicide “out of great love”, assistant coroner John Matthews told Isle of Wight Coroner’s Court.
according to Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailThe son of a motor neurone disease sufferer reluctantly tried to help his father commit suicide “out of great love”, an inquest heard.
“Mr Maguire was determined to carry out the actions that he did and had Mr Maguire Junior not been there, he would have done it on his own in some way.”
Sarah Wootton, Chief Executive of Dignity in Dying which campaigns for assisted dying, said that tragically, this is not an isolated incident.
Euthanasia, or assisted dying, is against the law in the UK, but attempting to kill one’s self is not a criminal act.
A suicide note written by Mr Maguire Snr was left by his body which read: “I do not wish to be resuscitated.
Paedo vicar caged after victim with motor neurone disease gave evidence by blinking but died before seeing justice done
according to Judge Peter Johnson said: “Michael was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2015 and he wished to see justice done.
The 47-year-old had become the first person to give evidence in a UK court using the Eyegaze technology.
The court heard Rowe was also convicted in 1996 for the abuse of another choirboy.
“He wanted to see justice done, but tragically that was not the case as he died shortly before an officer arrived to deliver the news.
“Despite the ravages of that incurable illness, he was, thanks to modern science, finally able to tell the court of what happened to him at your hands.
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