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Connecticut man gets probation

Huntington Williams, 74, was charged with second degree manslaughter after he cleaned a revolver that a friend, who was dying of prostate cancer, used to kill himself. It was also suggested that Williams told the man how to aim the weapon. He was given a special form of probation—accelerated rehabilitation—and will be allowed to have the charge erased from his record if he completes the conditions of probation. He was accused of aiding in the death, not causing it. As a result of this case there is a bill in the CT General Assembly to allow those who are accused of assisting a suicide to be eligible for this form of probation.