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Attorney: Kevorkian’s health failing in prison

May 21, 2006

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— The man who assisted more than 100 suicides needs a little help himself.

An attorney for Jack Kevorkian said the doctor probably would not survive another year if kept in prison. Mayer Morganroth said he applied to the state Parole Board and Gov. Jennifer Granholm on Friday seeking a pardon, parole or commutation, citing the 77-year-old's deteriorating health.

"Kevorkian has become increasingly frail and has fallen twice, injuring his wrist and fracturing two ribs," Morganroth said in a statement.

The former doctor is serving a 10- to 25-year sentence for second-degree murder for giving a fatal injection of drugs in 1998. He is eligible for parole in 2007.

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