Key Dates in Kevorkian Campaign
Some major events in Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s assisted suicide campaign:
June 4, 1990 _ Janet Adkins, 54, of Portland, Ore., becomes the first person to use a suicide machine developed by Kevorkian. Murder charges are dropped when a judge rules Michigan has no law against assisted suicide.
November 1991 _ Michigan suspends Kevorkian’s medical license.
May 2, 1994 _ Kevorkian acquitted of assisted suicide.
March 8, 1996 _ Kevorkian acquitted of two assisted suicides.
May 14, 1996 _ Kevorkian acquitted of two assisted suicides. A judge had dismissed murder charges against him in the same deaths.
June 1997 _ Kevorkian accused of assisted suicide. Judge declares a mistrial.
Sept. 17, 1998 _ Kevorkian videotapes the injection death of Thomas Youk, shown two months later on CBS’ ``60 Minutes.″
Nov. 25, 1998 _ Kevorkian charged with murder, assisted suicide and delivery of a controlled substance in Youk’s death. Assisted suicide charge later dropped.
March 26, 1999 _ Kevorkian convicted of second-degree murder and delivery of a controlled substance.
April 13, 1999 _ Kevorkian sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison.