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No Prison for Man, 89, Who Killed Ailing Wife

June 12, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

An 89-year-old man who suffocated his ailing, 85-year-old wife in what he said was an effort to end her misery pleaded guilty in Bridgeport to manslaughter and will not have to go to prison.

Morris Meyer received a three-year suspended sentence and must spend that time at the nursing home where he lived with his wife.

Meyer told police that Cornelia Meyer, his wife of 63 years, suffered from depression and physical ailments and begged him to help end her pain. She died March 24.

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