(Fox News) The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the convictions of a former nurse accused of encouraging two people whom he met online to kill themselves.
The court ruled that the language in the state's assisted-suicide law that pertains to "encouraging" suicide is unconstitutional. However, it upheld the part of the law that bans "assisting" suicide.
Since a lower court judge did not rule on whether William Melchert-Dinkel "assisted" in the suicides, the case was sent back to a lower court for more proceedings.
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His 360-day jail sentence had been on hold pending the outcome of the appeal.