Jack Kevorkian released from prison, still crazy
Jack Kevorkian, aka Dr. Death, was released from jail Friday after serving eight years in the slammer. Evidently prison didn't change Kevorkian's views on death as he still says he believes people have the right to die.
Kevorkian was serving time for allegedly participating in at least 130 assisted suicides.
A smiling Kevorkian, now 79, said it was «one of the high points in life» as he walked out with his attorney.
Mike Wallace, the 89-year-old correspondent for «60 Minutes,» whose airing of a Kevorkian-aided suicide led to the charges and his prison term, met Kevorkian outside with an embrace and the words, «Hello, young man.» Kevorkian is to appear in a «60 Minutes» segment on Sunday.
Inmates had been milling about all morning for a glimpse of Kevorkian, while reporters and television vans waited outside with cameras and questions. Kevorkian attorney Mayer Morganroth said his client wouldn't say much on Friday but planned a news conference next week.
Kevorkian has promised never to help another person commit suicide, but his legal assistant while he was in prison, said his views on the subject have not changed.