On May 9, Canadian Kenneth Law was charged by Peel Regional Police in Ontario with two counts of counseling or aiding suicide. Now, according to an August 29 news report by Codi Wilson for CP24, Law is facing another 12 similar charges related to four deaths in Toronto, one in Durham Region, one in London, one in Thunder Bay, one in Waterloo, and another in Peel Region.
At an August 29 press conference, York Regional Police Inspector Simon James said that Law’s victims “range in age from 16 to 36” but that the police will “not be releasing any information regarding the identity of the victims in these cases.”
According to Wilson, Law is “accused of selling sodium nitrite and other dangerous materials to people at risk of suicide,” and Law is also being investigated by authorities in the United Kingdom for abetting the suicides of at least 88 other people. Law allegedly sold “suicide kits” online, and Louise Nunn, the mother of the U.K. TikTok star “Dead Immy,” says her daughter killed herself with a kit she ordered from Law. Additionally, 17-year-old Anthony Jones of Michigan also allegedly committed suicide with products purchased from Law online.
The total number of suicides facilitated by Law may be over 100, according to CP24. Nunn says that “it was heartbreaking to learn of other deaths months and years” before her daughter’s, and that she “believes many lives could have been saved if authorities had acted earlier.” Indeed, CP24 reported that Law likely set up his sites in early 2020, and that when he was arrested, police said “they had tracked some 1,200 products to 40 countries.”
Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition noted that Law “claims that he is innocent of the charges and had no control over what people did with his suicide packages. Law was selling a legal product, but he was packaging it in a lethal dose and he was promoting and selling it for the alleged purpose of suicide.”