Maryland strips license of doctor who assisted in six suicides

December 30, 2014 6:34 PM

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A Baltimore anesthesiologist who made national news for assisting in hundreds of suicides helped six Marylanders who were not terminally ill kill themselves and made the deaths appear natural, according to state health officials, who stripped him of his medical license this month.

In one case, according to documents posted by the state Board of Physicians, Lawrence D. Egbert helped an 85-year-old woman with a history of diabetes, coronary artery disease and depression kill herself to leave enough money for a trust for her son, who had Asperger's syndrome. Her death certificat...

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