TRIALS: The Obsessed

TRIALS The Obsessed The minute details of dying filled the notebooks of the court stenographers. In Manchester, N.H., in the county court, there was no argument over whether "mercy" killing was or was not justified; the moral issue of euthanasia had been taken out of the case. The argument last week was whether life had not already left the wasted body of 59-year-old Abbie Borroto when Dr. Hermann Sander injected air into her veins. The defense argued that life had previously fled, that Sander therefore could not be charged with her death. The...