Freedom Nitschke (center) and her son Julian Martinez, 11 (left), look at photos Friday during a news conference in Olympia as Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place (right) looks on. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Freedom Nitschke (center) and her son Julian Martinez, 11 (left), look at photos Friday during a news conference in Olympia as Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place (right) looks on. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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