Several years ago, my mother was on a ventilator after a heart attack. She could no longer breath on her own. The doctors did studies for her brain and its functions and found irreversible damage from oxygen deprivation. Her higher brain ***tion was gone as I believe was my mother. Am I now a murderer because I had the ventilator removed and her body passed in about 12 minutes? It was artificially keeping her body alive as is the feeding tube on the poor women. Don't people know what mercy is anymore???