Connecticut man charged with assisting relative’s suicide

WESTBROOK, Conn. (AP) — State police say a Westbrook man helped a terminally ill family member die by suicide and now faces manslaughter charges.

Authorities say 65-year-old Kevin Conners turned himself in at a state police barracks Thursday and posted $50,000 bail. He is accused of assisting the suicide in September.

Police say the arrest was made following a lengthy investigation.

A legislative proposal to allow medical aid in dying was introduced in Connecticut’s General Assembly this spring but did not win approval.

Conners is scheduled to make a court appearance Friday. A phone message was left at a number listed for his home address.

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