Elderly woman kills sick husband, commits suicide

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Rome, April 7 (IANS/AKI) An 80-year-old woman allegedly bludgeoned her 87-year-old husband to death in Italy with a lamp before suffocating herself by putting a nylon bag over her head, police said.

The murder-suicide took place at the couple’s apartment in the town of Roveredo in Piano in Friuli Venezia-Giulia region on Thursday, according to police.

Investigators said they believe the woman killed her husband and committed suicide because both were ill and she feared they could no longer cope.

The woman had laid out clothes for the couple to be buried in with instructions for their funerals and left a written apology for her children.

“I can no longer go on. Please forgive me for the pain I am causing you but I can’t bear to see your father suffer like this and my time is up too,” read the note, according to local daily Il Gazzettino.

The couple’s daughter allegedly discovered her parents’ lifeless bodies at the apartment and called police.

–IANS/AKI

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