Elderly Man Wanted to End Wife's Suffering, Shoots Her in Her Hospital Bed Then Takes His Own Life

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August 09, 2018Aug 09, 2018

The wish for many married couples is to grow old together and enjoy your "golden years" as a team. However, not everyone can be that lucky.

Sadly, an elderly man had watched his wife suffer in the hospital for long enough. He decided he would end her suffering in the only way he knew how. Now, he is making headlines across the country for shooting his wife and then turning the gun on himself.

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"Richard DeLucia, 71, left a note at the couple's condo indicating he was distraught about how his wife, Ann, 70, was suffering and wanted to put a stop to her ordeal, Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O'Leary said," reported Yahoo.

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Richard was said to have used a single shot to kill his wife before committing suicide. No other individuals were in the room at the time of the shooting. Those that knew the couple are both shocked and saddened at the news.

"Richard DeLucia had once owned a well-known Westchester catering hall, the Westchester Manor, called the Manor House during his time, current co-owner Enrico Mareschi said. Although DeLucia sold the venue to another owner roughly 15 years ago, he still came by occasionally until two to three years ago, Mareschi said," reported Yahoo.

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"Everybody's just shocked," resident Valeria Tassone said.

Please join us in praying for their friends and family during this tough time. We also pray for anyone who is experiencing the loss of a loved one or who is dealing with a loved one who is sick.

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