Jail on hold for nurse who encouraged man's suicide

William Melchert-Dinkel posed as a suicidal female nurse online Credit: ITV News Central

An American nurse found guilty of encouraging a man from Coventry to commit suicide over the internet has had his conviction reversed.

Mark Drybrough hanged himself in 2005 after chatting to William Melchert-Dinkel who pretended to be a female nurse.

Mark Drybrough from Coventry was found hanged in 2005 Credit: ITV News Central

His year long sentence is now on hold after a ruling by a Supreme Court judge.

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Jail on hold for nurse who told man to commit suicide

An American nurse has had his conviction reversed for encouraging a man from Coventry to commit suicide over the internet.