Man shoots and kills his wife because she suffered enough

Ronald and Rita King 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly shooting and killing his wife because she had suffered enough, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Essex police said that they have arrested 87-year-old Ronald King, after being accused of using his father’s World War II service weapon to kill his wife, 81-year-old Rita King.

Ronald was charged with one count of murder. According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at the De La Mer House senior citizens center.

Ronald used a bullet dating back to 1943, to shout his wife in the head.

When he left the living room of his apartment, he told staff members of the senior citizen center that he just shot his wife because she had suffered enough.

Rita suffered of dementia, and was not capable of making a decision to commit suicide. At the time of her death, Rita could make simple choices about eating and drinking, but could not have made big decisions.

The court heard that before the murder, the Ronald and Rita were very devoted to each other.