William Francis Melchert-Dinkel
William Francis Melchert-Dinkel (born July 20, 1962, from Faribault, Minnesota, United States) is a former LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and convicted online predator. He was found guilty of encouraging people to commit suicide while he watched voyeuristically on a webcam. He allegedly told those contemplating suicide what methods worked best, that it was a decent choice to commit suicide, that they would be better in heaven, and/or falsely entered into suicide pacts with them, which he then abandoned. He is a married father of two.
Melchert-Dinkel was convicted of two counts of assisting suicide, for encouraging the suicides of a person in Britain in 2005, and another person in Canada in 2008.

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William Francis Melchert-Dinkel (born July 20, 1962, from Faribault, Minnesota, United States) is a former LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and convicted online ...
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4 May 2011 ... William Melchert-Dinkel with his wife Joyce after he was sentenced to 360 days in jail for his conviction of encouraging two suicides Photo: AP.
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The following news release was issued on Oct. 15, 2014. FARIBAULT — A Faribault man who went online and urged people to commit suicide while he watched has been sentenced to nearly six months in prison for assisting in a suicide.
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A former nurse who helped persuade two people he met online to kill themselves has been sentenced to nearly a year in prison.
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Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online
This is a case involving some dark behavior by William Francis Melchert-Dinkel, who visited forums frequented by suicidal individuals and encouraged at least two people to commit suicide. In one case, a 32 year old from England hanged himself sometime after exchanges with Melchert-Dinkel, who posed as a purportedly compassionate and caring nurse, providing advice regarding an effective technique for hanging one’s self. Shutterstock / Chris Harvey – skeleton doctor Another woman from Ottawa, a 19 year old, drowned herself in a frozen river (she jumped while wearing ice skates), also after an online exchange with Melchert-Dinkel. Although suicide (or attempted suicide) is no longer criminal in Minnesota, a statute on the books makes it illegal to “intentionally advise, encourage, or assist another in taking the other’s own life.” Melchert-Dinkel was convicted. The appeals court rejects his First Amendment challenge, but he has better luck in the Minnesota Supreme Court.
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Defense attorney Terry Watkins scored a huge victory on Wednesday, as the Minnesota Supreme Court overturned the conviction of his...
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