Tag Archives: mercy killing

Mumbai: Elderly Couple Want to be Euthanized

From The Telegraph: A city-based elderly couple have sought President Ram Nath Kovind’s permission for active euthanasia or “assisted suicide”, saying they “are of no use to the society or themselves”. Narayan Lavate, 88, and Iravati, 78, who have no children and say their siblings are also no more, have likened their lives to life … Continue reading Mumbai: Elderly Couple Want to be Euthanized

At Year’s End, Another Man Shoots Wife in Hospital and Kills Self – Internet Gets All Teary-Eyed Over “Loving” Act

Lets hope the New Year is kinder and gentler than the old one. The year ended with a highly publicized murder/suicide in NH. Mark Lavoie, at a little past  6 am, shot his wife to death and then successfully killed himself immediately after. He did this just 4 minutes after posting his intent on Facebook. … Continue reading At Year’s End, Another Man Shoots Wife in Hospital and Kills Self – Internet Gets All Teary-Eyed Over “Loving” Act

An elderly woman’s “mercy killing” looking more like murder – an overview of elderly homicide/suicides

(Editor’s note:  Virginia Chumbley was 48 years old when she was shot to death by her husband.  Technically, she doesn’t fit into the “elderly” data and case examples discussed in this blog post.  However, even if Virginia Chumbley was too young to be considered elderly, the press and public is responding to her shooting death … Continue reading An elderly woman’s “mercy killing” looking more like murder – an overview of elderly homicide/suicides