The Trial of Evelyn Martens — 2004
From: The Right to Die
Evelyn Martens, a seventy-four-yearold grandmother, was facing the prospect of as much as twenty-eight years in prison.This chapter examins Martens trial which took place on September 20, 2004.
GARY BAUSLAUGH is the author of The Secret Power of Juries and Robert Latimer: A Story of Justice and Mercy. His writing has appeared in many publications and he has served as the president of the Humanist Association of Canada and editor of Humanist Perspectives. Gary, who holds a PhD in chemistry from McGill University, was a teacher and administrator in Canadian colleges and universities for many years. He lives in Victoria, B.C.