No dice for serial rapist who wanted to be euthanized rather serve life sentence

No dice for serial rapist who wanted to be euthanized rather serve life sentence

[Ed. – The family of one of his victim, which demanded he live out his sentence, got their wish.]

[A] Belgian serial rapist and murderer will not be killed later this week after doctors pulled out of of the euthanasia procedure.

Frank Van den Bleeken was to be granted his wish to die by a medical euthasia procedure in the infirmary of Bruges prison on Sunday until doctors withdrew, it is thought, on legal grounds.

Koen Geens, the Belgian justice minister, said the cancellation followed “the decision of doctors treating Frank Van Den Bleeken to no longer continue the euthanasia procedure”.

Instead the killer, who is serving a life sentence will be transferred to a psychiatric prison ward in Ghent while the Belgian authorities discuss his transfer to a Dutch specialist centre for the therapeutic care of long-term prisoners.

“I have good contacts with the Dutch state secretary for justice,” said Mr Geens.

(h/t Hot Air)

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