TORONTO, Apr 29 ( – A Toronto AIDS doctor convicted last May of two counts of assisted suicide lost his appeal yesterday to stay out of jail. Maurice Genereux’s sentence of two-years less a day was already so insignificant that ethicists, and spokesmen for Canadians with disabilities all reacted with indignation and the Crown considered an appeal. Genereux was nevertheless released on bail pending the appeal of his sentence. 

Genereux gave lethal doses of Seconal to at least two of his patients in 1995 and 1996. During the trial it was discovered that he also concealed evidence of his actions and falsified death certificates. In 1994, Genereux, a practicing homosexual, was convicted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario of six counts of sexual misconduct with patients.


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