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Woman sells 'suicide kits,' sued for not claiming income on tax returns


Two things are certain in life: death and taxes. Especially in the case of 92-year-old Sharlotte Hydorn, a San Diego woman who was busted for selling "suicide kits" and failing to claim the income on her federal tax returns.

And yes, that's what she was busted for; she wasn't charged with anything regarding the four people who killed themselves using the materials she sold them.

Both the prosecution and defense agree she should be spared prison and sentenced to five years' probation. But prosecutors recommend that Hydorn be ordered to pay more than $25,000 in restitution to the IRS, a charge that the defense is asking she also be spared.

Inside the suicide kit: tubing, a hood and a diagram on how to use them. Helium source not included. Some assembly required.

[CBS News]

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