William Melchert-Dinkel

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Ex-Nurse Jailed for Urging Suicide on Web

Suicide-obsessed man enjoyed the 'thrill of the chase'

(Newser) - A former nurse in Minnesota who persuaded at least two people he met online to commit suicide has been sentenced to 360 days in jail. William Melchert-Dinkel, 48, posed as a female nurse in chat rooms and was found guilty earlier this year of aiding the suicides of a Canadian... More »

Accused 'Angel of Death' on Internet Pleads Not Guilty

He allegedly posed as a nurse, coaxed victims into suicide

(Newser) - Update on a case that involves a disturbing twist on social networking—in which a Minnesota nurse stands accused of urging people he met online to commit suicide. William Melchert-Dinkel pleaded not guilty to felony counts stemming from the deaths of two individuals, one in England and the other in... More »

'Suicide Predator' Banned From Internet

Minn. man accused of surfing Internet for victims to coax into suicide

(Newser) - A Minnesota man accused of seeking out suicidal people online and persuading them to kill themselves has been banned from using the Internet until his next court hearing. William Melchert-Dinkel—who allegedly posed as a female nurse in suicide-related chat rooms—has been charged with two counts of aiding suicides,... More »

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