Kevorkian Denied Release From Prison

Friday, August 25th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Jack Kevorkian has lost his request to get out of prison while he appeals his second-degree murder conviction.

Oakland County Circuit Judge Jessica Cooper denied the bond request on Thursday, saying it had no merit.

``Now we go to the Court of Appeals,'' defense attorney Mayer Morganroth said. He contends Kevorkian's health is frail enough that the 72-year-old advocate of doctor-assisted suicide should be freed during the appeal.

``He has high blood pressure. One day it was 250 over 170. He could have stroked out,'' Morganroth said.

Kevorkian was sentenced last year to 10 to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder in the death of a Lou Gehrig's disease patient.