Assisted Suicide Charges Dropped Against Canberra Man Who Helped End Wife’s Life

July 3, 2019

(Australia Broadcasting Co) – A Canberra man who helped his partner die says he is “relieved” and “grateful” that assisted suicide charges against him were dropped, after prosecutors decided it was not in the public interest to prosecute him for an act of “love and compassion”. Neil O’Riordan’s partner of 35 years, Penelope Blume, was suffering from the advanced stages of motor neurone disease when she died in his arms at their home on March 15.