Assisted suicide charge dropped against nurse in dad's death

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Published: Feb 11 2014 05:39:12 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 11 2014 06:39:27 PM EST
Joe Yourshaw - Barbara Mancini
POTTSVILLE, Pa. -

A judge in Schuylkill County has dismissed an assisted suicide charge against a nurse.

The judge said prosecutors failed to prove any crime occurred and largely based their case against Barbara Mancini on hearsay and speculation.

Mancini, 57, was accused of helping her 93-year-old terminally ill father, Joseph Yourshaw, commit suicide by handing him a bottle of morphine in his home in Pottsville last February.