Group reports second death under new suicide law - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Group reports second death under new suicide law

SEATTLE, Wash. - A second terminally ill person has died under Washington state's new assisted suicide law.

A nonprofit group advocating for better end-of-life care says the family of the second person using Washington's "death with dignity" act wishes to remain private. So no further details are expected to be released.

Linda Fleming, a 66-year-old woman from Sequim, Wash, was the first person to die under the new assisted suicide law. Fleming was diagnosed with terminal cancer and died in May.

Last November, Washington became the second state to have a voter-approved assisted suicide law.

State health officials report nine people have received a fatal medication from a Washington pharmacy.

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