No Photo
Name: “M” (Unknown).
Died: August 4, 2017.
Age at death: 50.
Cause of death: Involuntary euthanasia.
Location: UK.
Disability: Huntington’s disease, minimally conscious state.

This woman, only known as “M.”, was in a minimally conscious state due to advanced Huntington’s disease. Her mother and the doctors at her hospital decided that she would be better off dead, so they removed her feeding tube and M. died of starvation and dehydration. Responding to this case, a judge ruled that in the future, families and doctors of UK patients in minimally conscious states can remove their feeding tubes, causing them to die, without having to obtain permission by court order.

Perpetrator: Her mother; doctors at her hospital.

UK Judge Rules Starving Minimally Conscious Patients to Death Does Not Always Need Court Approval
Court decision no longer required in right-to-die cases, judge rules
‘Landmark’ ruling on end-of-life care
Right-to-die cases no longer need court approval after landmark ruling

Paul Briggs

Photo of Paul Briggs, a young man with dark brown hair and fair skin, wearing a black suit decorated with insignia of some kind. He is holding a framed certificate that says "Police".Name: PC Paul Briggs.
Died: January 21, 2017.
Age at death: 43.
Cause of death: Involuntary euthanasia.
Location: Wirrell, Merseyside, England, UK.
Disability: TBI, minimally conscious state.

Paul was a Gulf War veteran who worked as a police officer. He suffered a head injury in a motorcycle crash and was left with brain damage. He survived the injury and stabilized in a minimally conscious state.

His wife petitioned a judge to allow her to stop feeding him. Her petition was approved; Paul died of dehydration.

Perpetrator: Lindsey Briggs (Wife), no crime.

Court ruling ‘puts lives of severely disabled at risk’
Devastated wife of war hero cop Paul Briggs leads mourners at his funeral after she won court battle to switch off life support after crash
Wife of policeman Paul Briggs on her legal battle to allow her husband to die
Lindsey Briggs’ husband allowed to die after he was left in vegetative state in crash
Brain-damaged cop’s wife on why her love must die
Paul Briggs to be taken off life support as wife says letting him die is ‘final act’ of love
Turn off life support for police officer, judge rules