Kenneth Minor was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years to life in prison in 2011, but his conviction was later overturned.
The man known as the “Harlem Kevorkian” pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said he supports people having a document that spells out their final wishes, but he’s “a little uneasy” when it comes to enacting state policy that calls for “proactive actions to end life.”
Kenneth Minor’s lawyer told a judge Tuesday that Minor was rejecting prosecutors’ offer to plead guilty to manslaughter and accept a 14-year sentence. He’s been serving 20 years to life in motivational speaker and author Jeffrey Locker’s 2009 death.
It looks like Connecticut won’t become the fourth state in the country to allow assisted suicide, at least not this year.
State Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) noted that any strong opposition to the bill could force it to be shelved until perhaps next year.