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Assisted suicide charge dropped against nurse in dad's death

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 11 2014 04:39:12 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 11 2014 05:39:27 PM CST

A judge in Schuylkill County has dismissed an assisted suicide charge against a nurse.

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -

A judge in Schuylkill County has dismissed an assisted suicide charge against a nurse.

The judge said prosecutors failed to prove any crime occurred and largely based their case against Barbara Mancini on hearsay and speculation.

Mancini, 57, was accused of helping her 93-year-old terminally ill father, Joseph Yourshaw, commit suicide by handing him a bottle of morphine in his home in Pottsville last February.