A woman fatally shot her terminally ill husband in a

A woman fatally shot her terminally ill husband in a Florida hospital

A woman, identified as Ellen Gilland, 76 years old, killed her husband last Saturday with a shot in the hospital Daytona Beach, in Florida (United States of America), where he was hospitalized in an incurable condition, the police of that city reported.

According to reports from some local media this Sunday, the woman said that her husband, Jerry Gilland, 77, he had asked her to and that the plan included her taking her own life afterward.

“Because he was terminally ill, they had a conversation about three weeks ago and made a plan about what to do,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young told TV stations in that city on Daytona Beach’s east coast Florida.

After stating the fact, the woman barricaded herself in the room where her husband was; However, according to the police, “he could not pull off the suicide”.

By locking himself in, he caused a difficult evacuation of patients from neighboring rooms, all terminally ill and most on artificial respirators.

Gilland did not threaten the police, but she did not lower her gun when SWAT and hostage negotiation teams spoke to her, who eventually threw a flashbang into the room, causing her to drop her gun and arrested her.

The Daytona Beach Police Chief said the woman could face first-degree murder charges.

“It’s a difficult situation, her husband was terminally ill, so she was already in a state of depression and she knew the end was near,” Young said.

According to channel 9 of Daytona BeachHow the woman managed to evade hospital controls and introduce a weapon into the health facility is not yet known.