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Retired firefighter sentenced in assisted suicide

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 16, 2013 at 7:13 pm •  Published: January 16, 2013

Taylor's attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu told The Associated Press that his client will no longer have to undergo court-ordered counseling, and he is not believed to be a threat to himself any longer.

"They were both just deep lovers," said Funke-Bilu, who cited extraordinary community support for the Taylors, who were a fixture at public meetings and well known in Los Osos.

"The courtrooms were always populated by supporters," he said. "They've been an integral part of the community for so many years and so well known that I think the judge realized what kind of person he is."