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Lawyers file motion to dismiss charges in assisted suicide

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Sep 18 2013 05:14:17 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 18 2013 06:23:11 PM CDT

Lawyers for a Philadelphia nurse accused of helping her terminally-ill father kill himself have filed a motion to dismiss the case.

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -

Lawyers for a Philadelphia nurse accused of helping her terminally-ill father kill himself have filed a motion to dismiss the case.

Barbara Mancini faces up to ten years in prison for allegedly handing morphine to her dying father at his Pottsville home.

In the motion, Mancini's lawyers cite two Supreme Court cases in which judges ruled that terminally-ill patients have a right to pain medication even if it advances the time of death