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Elderly man kills his wife because she was suffering from dementia

By Mason White 12:02 PM May 21, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
An elderly woman is dead after she was stabbed by her husband in an apparent mercy killing, police in the United Kingdom said.

Shropshire Police said that they arrested 74-year-old John Bennett, after being accused of murdering his wife.

Officers found the body of 75-year-old Beatrice Bennett, inside a private property around 8:20 a.m. According to her neighbors, the woman was suffering from dementia for some time.

John Bennett, who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, had been looking after his very sick wife for a number of years. No one else is believed to be involved in the murder, police said.

The family home is located on Millfield Drive. Police said that they were alerted to the murder through a telephone call. They did not elaborate.