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2 December 2007

BBC News

A 77-year-old Italian man has been arrested after shooting dead his wife as she lay in hospital. Police in the Tuscan city of Prato said the man shot his 82-year-old wife, who had Alzheimer's disease, three times in full view of medical staff. The man told police he did it because he could not stand to see her suffer. His wife had been diagnosed eight years ago with the degenerative and irreversible brain disorder, which causes dementia and eventually death. It... (

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