Kevorkian says no more illegal suicides

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Dr. Jack Kevorkian, in a Michigan prison for helping people commit suicide, told an interviewer this week he should have worked within the legal system.

Asked by MSNBC's Rita Cosby about his plans if he is released, the man known as "Dr. Death" said he would travel and visit his sister and friends.


"But as far as the activity goes, I have said publicly and officially that I will not perform that act again when I get out," Kevorkian said. "What I'll do is what I should have done earlier, is pursue this from a legal standpoint by campaigning to get the laws changed."

Kevorkian, who is eligible for parole in 2007, said he has asked Gov. Jennifer Granholm to commute his sentence.

When Cosby asked him if he was a killer, Kevorkian first said that definition is "technically correct" but it depends on motivation. When Cosby pressed him, he said if he is a killer, so is every soldier in Iraq

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