Woman (76) arrested for shooting husband in hospital
A 76-year-old Florida woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after shooting her terminally ill husband to death in the hospital. That reports Fox News. The police suspect that the couple had decided to take their own life together, but that the woman was unable to carry out the plan. The woman is being held without bail.
The police confirm that it was a planned action. “Because he was terminally ill, they had a conversation about it and planned it about three weeks ago,” the police chief explained. ” If things continued to go downhill for him, he wanted her to end it.” After the woman shot her husband, she would have begun to have doubts about taking her own life.
76yo Ellen Gilland of #newsmyrnabeach makes first court appearance, charged w murder. Gilland is accused of shooting her terminally ill husband in his hospital room @AdventHealth #DaytonaBeach. Judge orders her held without bond. pic.twitter.com/Tr5UrqDSVI
— claire metz (@clairemetzwesh) January 22, 2023
After the woman shot her husband, she locked herself in a room and refused to put down her gun. The whole scene lasted about 3.5 hours until a SWAT team managed to get her out of the room.
The woman is now charged with first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
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