Justice: Mercy Killing Or Murder?

Mercy Killing Or Murder?

For eight months, Charles Griffith, 25, a theater projectionist, kept a vigil in a special-care ward of Miami Children's Hospital at the bedside of his comatose daughter Joy, 3. Injured last October when her neck became wedged in the footrest of a reclining chair, Joy suffered irreversible brain damage. Two weeks ago, after an evening visit with his daughter, Griffith fired two .32- cal. bullets into the child's heart, killing her. Griffith, who faces a first- degree murder charge, said last week, "I didn't want to see her hurt anymore. She couldn't eat, she couldn't talk." Said Dade County Detective Rex...

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