Mercy Killing: Man Shoots Wife With Dementia To Death
[su_right_ad]The Alameda, CA man is in jail after saying he shot his wife to death to end her suffering.
Neighbors are saying prayers for the loving couple that was once inseparable. 72-year old Joann Canfield was suffering from advanced dementia and had been hurting herself around the house.
Investigators say her husband J.C. Canfield, also 72 turned himself in and confessed to a mercy killing after apparently shooting Joann in the head before leaving roses next to her side.
“He told us that he decided to end his wife’s life to end her suffering. He said it was something they had spoken about,” Alameda Police Sergeant Rick Bradley told KPIX 5.[su_csky_ad]