Kevorkian assists in motel room death
October 30, 1997
Web posted at: 2:06 p.m. EST (1906 GMT)
ROMULUS, Michigan (CNN) -- A New York man whose body was discovered early Thursday in a motel room in this Detroit suburb apparently died with the help of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
The 54-year-old man, identified as John J. O'Hara, had suffered from stroke-related problems and numerous other ailments, and had been confined to a wheelchair for the past year, said Kevorkian's attorney, Geoffrey Fieger.
O'Hara's body was found with a brief note attached that said he had been a Kevorkian patient. The note urged authorities not to investigate the death. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Kevorkian has assisted in more than 70 deaths. He has been
acquitted in three Detroit-area trials covering five deaths;
a fourth trial in June ended in a mistrial.