Assisted Suicide Group "Glad" for Trial

In this undated photo released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, John Celmer is seen. Four members of the Final Exit Network were arrested Wednesday on charges they violated Georgia's assisted suicide laws by helping 58-year-old John Celmer use helium and an exit bag, a plastic hood with tubing attached, to suffocate himself. AP Photo/GBI

The leader of an assisted suicide group charged with helping a 58-year-old Georgia man with cancer kill himself says he's looking forward to a trial that he hopes will validate the group's work.

Jerry Dincin says Tuesday that the Final Exit Network is "glad it's moving along" and that they have been preparing for the trial for more than a year.

He became the group's leader after then-president Ted Goodwin and three other members were arrested in Georgia in February 2009. The four members and the group itself were indicted Tuesday by a Forsyth County grand jury.

Dincin says the group has not been involved in any suicides since it was charged but that it plans to put up billboards this year in California and New Jersey.

They will read: "Good Life. Good Death. Your Choice."

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