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Kevorkian Gets 10 to 25 Years

April 13, 1999

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) _ Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the eccentric champion of dying people’s freedom to get help ending their lives, lost his freedom Tuesday. A judge sentenced him to 10 to 25 years in prison for the videotaped killing of a Lou Gehrig’s disease patient who asked to die.

Judge Jessica Cooper sentenced the 70-year-old Kevorkian after harshly criticizing his methods in killing Thomas Youk, whose death by injection was videotaped and shown on CBS’ ``60 Minutes.″ He was convicted of second-degree murder in that case.

Kevorkian also was sentenced to three to seven years for delivery of a controlled substance.

He could have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder charge.

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