Monday, 23 January 2012

Jail for Man Aged 79 Who Killed His Dementia-Stricken Wife

This case highlights some of the issues concerned with a persons quality of life, but also of the sanctity of life. Could this be considered a straightforward murder? Was it in fact a 'mercy killing' more similar to euthanasia? Do you think his sentence is correct?

Family anger at jailing of 'devoted and loving' father who killed his dementia-stricken wife
Couple who married 58 years ago were ‘devoted and loving’
But Malcolm Beardon finally snapped when wife Margaret turned on him and accused him of stealing from her
The couple's son said he did not blame his father for his mother's death

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