• Kyodo


A former doctor at a Kanagawa Prefecture hospital could face homicide charges after recent findings showed she intentionally pulled out a tracheal tube and administered a fatal dose of muscle relaxant to a comatose man in 1998, resulting in his death, sources said Wednesday.

The latest development in the case of alleged unlawful euthanasia at Kawasaki Kyodo Hospital is based on an examination by a university professor in Tokyo following a request by Kanagawa Prefectural Police, the sources said.

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