HALIFAX, Feb 10 (LSN)—Nearly 100 spectators packed a Halifax courtroom today to witness the preliminary hearing of Dr. Nancy Morrison, who has been charged with murder in the 1996 death of Paul Mills, a 65-year-old cancer patient. An external committee that reviewed the incident for the hospital reported that Morrison is alleged to have administered a medication “outside ethical and acceptable medical practice.”  Perhaps in response to a massive media campaign to make Morrison a hero for the cause of euthanasia, and a petition with over 4,500 signatures demanding that the charge be dropped,  Crown Attorney Craig Botterill has announced he will seek a conviction for the less serious charge of manslaughter. The hearing will decide if there is enough evidence in the case to warrant a trial.