A man with a charge of premeditated murder is now out of jail as he was proven not guilty of taking the life out of his wife after she asks him to.
A Charge Of Premediated Murder Is Taken Back After Man Is Proven Not Guilty
Premeditated murder was the first case given to a man in Cyprus named David Hunter. He faced premeditated murder after he suffocated his wife to death. His wife, Janice Hunter, was suffering from a painful blood cancer and asked David to end her suffering. David was later found not guilty of the charge of premeditated murder as he only did it ‘out of love’ for his wife. From premeditated murder, the charge was downgraded to manslaughter. Their daughter, Lesley Cawthorne, also did not believe that it was premeditated murder. She stated that after her father retired, the home they shared in Cyprus was filled with warmth and joy making the charge of premeditated murder highly unlikely.
According to an article published in the People, it was in 2016 when Janice was diagnosed with the illness, and have been very unwell since. Janice wanted to die to end her suffering so premeditated murder was her husband’s way of helping her. And although they can’t bear to be apart since they were together for 56 years, the premeditated murder done by her husband was his way of helping her not suffer anymore.
Due To The ‘Mercy-Killing’ Trial In Cyprus, More Discussion About It Has Arisen
A published article in BioEdge says that after the trial of the case involving husband David and wife Janice Hunter, more discussion about mercy killing has surfaced. Although others are still against it, especially in terms of their religion and beliefs, other Cypriots are in favor of euthanasia since they have seen relatives go through such painful deaths.