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LANSING, Michigan, August 29, 2002 (LSN.ca) – Kathleen Holey, 43, took a plea bargain this week, under a reduced charge of attempted assisted suicide for helping her own son Patrick and daughter-in-law Jennifer in a suicide pact.  Jennifer Holey survived, and is now serving a 4-year to 15-year sentence for her role in the rape of a 14-year-old girl. The mother, Kathleen, was accused of supplying painkillers to the couple and helping them find an abandoned farmhouse in which to kill themselves in April while under investigation for the rape.  Michigan banned assisted suicide in 1998, under pro-life Republican Gov. John Engler, to stop Dr. Jack Kevorkian from helping terminally ill people kill themselves. Kevorkian was himself later convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a patient.  To read newswire coverage see:  https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020828/ap_on_re_us/assisted_suicide_1

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