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Woman denies euthanasia, suicide charges

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/05/2017

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A Hutt Valley woman charged with importing a euthanasia drug and aiding suicide has pleaded not guilty.

Susan Dale Austen, 66, a teacher from Lower Hutt, appeared before a packed courtroom in Wellington District Court on Friday.

She was remanded on bail and will face a trial by jury later this year.

Austen was charged with having twice imported a controlled drug pentobarbitone in October last year

In April, she appeared facing a new charge of aiding the suicide of Annemarie Treadwell .

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