The Facts

  • Marin Eugen Sabau - who shot and injured three work colleagues and a police officer in Spain last year - was euthanized on Tuesday before he could face trial.

  • Sabau, 46, was left paralyzed after a shootout with police in the northeastern city of Tarragona. Citing unbearable pain from the injury, he requested assisted suicide, which Spain legalized in March of last year.

The Spin

Narrative A

Thanks to the court's decision, Sabau, who injured four innocent people, has been allowed to escape justice. It now remains unclear how the victims will receive the compensation they're entitled to.

Narrative B

Sabau's right to request assisted suicide was clearly written in the law, as there are currently no exceptions for those facing trial. The court was justified in its decision - as confirmed by the European Human Rights Court.

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