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Taiwanese father is sentenced for assisting suicide of disabled son who faced amputations

Father assisted suicide
  • A Taiwanese man, only identified as Chang, helped his disabled son kill himself last year.
  • Chang has been sentenced to one year and six months in prison and has also been given a three-year probation.
  • He reportedly used a fruit knife to grant his son’s wish.
  • Chang turned himself in after the incident, and his son was pronounced dead at the hospital.

A Taiwanese man who assisted his disabled son with committing suicide last year has been sentenced to jail and given a probation.

The man, identified only as Chang, was sentenced to one year and six months of imprisonment followed by a three-year probation with protection and restraint, according to CNA.