66 year old Benjamin Schreiber, is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for murder after he was found guilty of bludgeoning a man to death with an ax handle in the mid 90's. When he was processed into the prison Schreiber had signed a "do not resuscitate" agreement. Yet he was resuscitated five times in 2015 when his heart stopped after he developed septic poisoning. The longest time he was gone was about 10 minutes according to doctors.
Schreiber's attorney argues that his client was sentenced to life without parole, “but not to life plus one day more".
Judge Amanda Potterfield has ruled “Schreiber is either still alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is actually dead, in which case this appeal is moot”.
His attorney is considering an appeal and further legal action regarding the resuscitation against his clients wishes.