elderly man murders his wife

@winterose (39897)
Canada
January 8, 2009 12:24am CST
when I think of husband's killing their wives, I never think of an 86 year old man murdering is 83 year old wife http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/Local/QC/ContentPosting?newsitemid=28613&feedname=CTV-MONTREAL&show=False&number=0&showbyline=True&subtitle=&detect=&abc=abc&date=True This is the first murder of the year here in Montreal, how about you, have you heard of many elderly people committing murder, why do you think an elderly person would even do that, or have the strength to do that?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I have heard of an elderly person killing their spouse before. It has been a while back, I saw it on the news and I recall the wife being terminally ill and he took her out of her misery and pain. He said he did it because he loved her.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
yes I saw that but in this case it is just murder, his wife is not terminally ill, so that is what make me wonder why after all these years will he do such a thing.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Jan 09
That is terrible and is so sad. I have never heard of such a thing either. It seems to be more common thse days though with all age groups. I think alot of people are just sick of the way things are in the world today, no matter how old they are.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
it is certainly starting to look that way.
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@celticeagle (123436)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Jan 09
People of all ages get depressed this time of year. Who knows what goes through their heads. You get old and frustrated and just want it to be over. This time of year can be bad for anyone and may bring weird memories to mind. Who knows.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
but old people like that killing each other, it is not something you hear about everyday that is for sure.
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@saizo6 (2208)
• United States
8 Jan 09
That's just crazy. I'm wondering what his motive was and why. I'm assuming that they have been married for years so why did he decide to murder his wife now. It's really mind boggling and I can't comprehend it. I can understand if he was younger that there might have been some motive behind it but they're really old.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
yes I know, it is just so crazy, unless he has lost his mind because of his age, that happens too.
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• India
8 Jan 09
Its crime, Its very big crime .......Oh my god how can one do this. So here the case is with an elderly couple. Just imagine how long years they would have lived together. How much they would have shared together. and i don't understand how they commit such a harsh crime to your partner.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
I totally agree with you.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
8 Jan 09
got to go look at it
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@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
8 Jan 09
Dear friend, In my opinion human mind is a big mystery. May be when they get older and older and moreover if they are bit healthy too they too get lonely and lonely mind has lots of things to think. Still old or young it all gives a certain same effect when one does a crime and when it is looked upon the legal angle. Hence it is the law to decide and give a justifiable order.
@Tinna_He (300)
• China
10 Jan 09
i agree with you .just like my grandfather,when he become older,his mind had a big change like a child.If others can't supply things which he wanted ,he would be angry and shout.Maybe the older man who murdered his wife also didn't know what he did to his wife. It is puzzling.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
good points about the mind, very good points.
@pergammano (7691)
• Canada
8 Jan 09
Watching the news, reading the news, this is becoming common! Imagine working all your life, investing for your retirement, and having it all eroded by the current economic crisis! So many seniors (& others, et al) have lost their entire portfolio's, as many were misguided, and had all their eggs in one basket! This is a very sad sign of our times!
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
don't see how the economics as such causing one person to murder their spouse though.
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@draucia (164)
• United States
8 Jan 09
wow! thats biggg. i cant belive someone would actually do that. that is a big crime.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
murder is always a big crime,
@katr0713 (92)
8 Jan 09
I wonder if the woman was ill and he was trying to put her out of her misery? Its horrible to think of ANYone hurting or killing a family member (except in cases of abuse etc.)
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
It is a mystery but hopefully they will let us know when the court trial comes out.
@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
8 Jan 09
It really does make one wonder what makes an elderly person take the life of their marriage partner that is also an old person. Maybe something in them just breaks. I really don't know. I think I might have heard of this kind of thing going on but it does not happen much.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
yes that could be it, something inside of them just breaks
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@dorcam (323)
• Malta
14 Jan 09
I have heard of one case over here when first he killed his wife and then he killed himself. They where over 80. It's a very big crime.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
14 Jan 09
it is so sad though,
@dorcam (323)
• Malta
26 Jan 09
for what did he murder his wife? Was it for money? Can't understand why they do that, after all they have shared together.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Well I would think they would have enough strength depending on how they done it. Wow, maybe he did it because she was suffering? It is a shame to have to live out his last days in jail...
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jan 09
I am going to keep up with the findings of this case, it really intrigues me.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Please keep me updated as you find out stuff because this is something that has intrigued me as well. I have been thinking about it and if I was in alot of pain all the time I think I would want it to end. So maybe he obliged her in her wishes thinking that it wouldn't be found out that she was smothered. I guess there are ways to find out if she had been smothered.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
7 Jun 09
I'm so sorry for coming in so late. It's really unbelievable. How,a person of that age can do that.I think, there could have been some really misterious cause for this.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
9 Jun 09
I don't know I never heard anymore to the story after that.
@tammytwo (4302)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I believe the economy will be to blame for some of the ridiculous murders we see in recent times. I'm not sure how a person could kill someone especially a person they have lived with for so many years. But we are seeing such things happening more and more. People don't know how to handle stress and they become outraged and over stressed and sometimes feel this is the way to deal with things. Before a person reaches this point they definitely need to seek some professional help. However even that costs money and many just don't have it to spend.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
17 Jan 09
Yes it is really really terrible
@bellis716 (4804)
• United States
11 Jan 09
It wouldn't take that much strength to hold a pillow over a sleeping person's face. If she were very ill, it may have been a mercy killing. Who knows? Maybe she burned the beans one too many times.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jan 09
I will be very interested in finding out what happened in this case.
@CharRay7 (1549)
• United States
10 Jan 09
Hi Carol, I know it is a sad, sad story! I have heard of some elderly people killing their spouse if they have a life threatening illnes and won't ever recover. I suppose that's called euthanasia. I guess they figure they don't have anything left to live for so they kill their spouse who is in severe pain and then they kill themselves. Another reason that this elderly man could have murdered his wife was that because of his age, he had dementia or Alzheimer's Disease and didn't realize what he was doing. In either case, it is a very sad event. Happy MyLotting! Char
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
13 Jan 09
yes these are all good points, I will be very interested in seeing what comes of all of this.
• India
10 Jan 09
oh my God... This is really a KALYUG.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
what is the meaning of the word kalyug?
• United States
9 Jan 09
There never seems to be logic behind acts like these. There are all kind of scenrios, some not so ominous, that could cause someone to do something so terrible. It was possibly suffocation, not the most violent of acts. Might of even been an accident. He could be senile, or going that way, and did not realize he had done it. Perhaps she was in a lot of pain, and she had been asking him to do so. Or he took it upon himself to free her from it. Or it could be as "simple" as that the relationship wasn't working out, maybe pushed to the edge after a nagging session. We can never know the full story of any incident. We can just hope to learn what we can from it, and try to prevent these things in the future.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
It will be interesting to know what comes out of all this in the court trial.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I have heard of these cases happening more frequently in recent years, winterose. I think it's such a shame when a couple have weathered enough storms to grow old together only to have things end this way. I can only guess that the husband must have been a bit senile and didn't fully understand what he was doing.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Jan 09
or maybe the wife was very ill and it was a mercy killing we don't know yet. It will be interesting to know what comes out of all this in the court trial.