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Deaf twins euthanized after realizing they were going blind

BY RUSSELL GOLDMAN, ABC NEWS Modified: January 14, 2013 at 2:13 pm •  Published: January 14, 2013

Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says.

The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14.

The men, who were born deaf, had a cup of coffee and said goodbye to other family members before walking into hospital room together to die, their doctor told Belgian television station RTL.

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