HALIFAX, Oct 27 (LSN) – The case against respirologist Dr. Nancy Morrison who was accused of the mercy-  killing of her patient Paul Mills re-opened in court today. In February, Halifax Provincial Court Judge Hughes Randall dismissed murder charges against Morrison, ruling that there was insufficient evidence to show that her alleged euthanasia attempt actually caused Mill’s death. Now the Crown is appealing Randall’s dismissal of the case.  Crown attorney Craig Boterrill made opening arguments to Justice Jill Hamilton of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court this morning. Boterrill told Hamilton that “a very bad precedent” was set with Randall’s ruling.  Moreover, Boterrill said that Randall’s decision was faulty since part of his decision was based on a coroner’s report which indicated that the suspected killing agent administered to patient Mills,  potassium chloride, could not be found in his blood stream. Boterrill pointed out that potassium chloride is never found in the bodies of murder victims, it is “the perfect instrument to commit the perfect murder,” he said.


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