HASTINGS, Minn. – Prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a national right-to-die group accused of assisting the suicide of a Minnesota woman.
The prosecution finished Wednesday in the trial for Final Exit Network Inc. Defense attorneys did not present any evidence. Closing arguments were scheduled Wednesday afternoon.
The group is charged with a felony count of assisting in the 2007 suicide of Doreen Dunn, a 57-year-old Apple Valley woman who had lived with chronic pain for about a decade. The group is also charged with interfering with a death scene.
To convict the group, prosecutors must prove Dunn took her life with its help. If convicted, the group faces a maximum fine of $33,000.
The group's former president testified that members of Final Exit Network do not assist in suicides.