An elderly woman is being charged for murdering her husband after she smothered him with a pillow in his hospital bed because he was ‘creating disturbances,’ Putuo district prosecutors announced yesterday.
The victim was a dementia sufferer named Ke who was hospitalized last November for a fractured shoulder, Shanghai Daily relays. Ke apparently caused disturbances in the ward by shouting, so staff restrained him to his bed.
Near dawn on November 20, a nurse was doing a routine check of the wards and walked into Ke’s room to find his wife, a woman in her 70s surnamed Lian, smothering the man’s face with a pillow.
Lian said she was embarrassed by her husband’s incessant shouting in the night, as it was bothering other patients. She said she’d tried to cover Ke’s mouth with her hand, and when he began struggling, she used the pillow.
Prosecutors said the couple constantly argued after Ke had developed dementia, and that Lian suffered from depression and had attempted to kill herself on two different occasions.
Lian told cops she regretted her actions. That’s what they aaaaall say.
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