Last updated on: 11/7/2012 3:14:06 PM PST
Missouri Laws on Assisted Suicide
565.023. 1. A person commits the crime of voluntary manslaughter if he:
(1) Causes the death of another person under circumstances that would constitute murder in the second degree under subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of section 565.021, except that he caused the death under the influence of sudden passion arising from adequate cause; or
(2) Knowingly assists another in the commission of self-murder.
2. The defendant shall have the burden of injecting the issue of influence of sudden passion arising from adequate cause under subdivision (1) of subsection 1 of this section.
3. Voluntary manslaughter is a class B felony.
Source: Missouri General Assembly, "Revised Statutes of Missouri 2000," www.moga.mo.gov (accessed Nov. 7, 2012)