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Published April 23, 2010, 12:00 AM

William Melchert-Dinkel

William Melchert-Dinkel in Faribault, Minn., shown in this Oct. 15, 2009, file photo. Melchert- Dinkel, a former nurse who was stripped of his license last year, was charged Friday, April 23, 2010, with aiding the suicides of at least two people by encouraging them to kill themselves in Internet chats. He's charged under a rarely used state law that carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Associated Press

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