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For seventeen years Lynn Gilderdale suffered from the most severe form of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). During the last two years of her life she had expressed a wish to die. On 4th December 2008 she died.
Her mother Kay was charged by the police with Lynn's “Attempted Murder”, despite the fact that she pleaded guilty to “Assisted Suicide” in response to Lynn's considered wishes.
The trial is to be held at Lewes Crown Court, East Sussex on the 12th January 2010. It is due to last for three weeks.
If anyone attending the trial wishes to visibly show their support of Lynn and Kay, perhaps they could wear a white carnation.
Articles about Lynn and her life can be found on the following sites:-
www.25megroup.org which supports those suffering from the most severe form of ME.
Daily Mail newspaper - "Lynn Gilderdale".
7th December 2009
THE TRIAL VERDICT
Monday 25th January 2010.The Right Honorable Mr.Judge Bean summed up Kay Gilderdale's case this morning. The jury retired. They returned after lunch.
Their unanimous verdict was "NOT GUILTY" of attempted murder.
Judge Bean subsequently gave Kay a conditional discharge for twelve months on the fact that she had assisted her daughter Lynn to end her own life.
Many National newspapers were represented at the trial.