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December 18, 2012

Police: Man helped wife kill herself

The 69-year-old man allegedly bought a shotgun, showed his wife how to use it, and left it alone with her loaded

Associated Press

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Authorities have charged a U.S. man with manslaughter after police say he helped his wife kill herself.

The Post-Star newspaper of Glens Falls, New York, reports that 59-year-old Kathy Skellie was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday at the home she shared with her husband.

According to court records, 69-year-old Willard Skellie confessed to buying a shotgun, showing her how to use it and leaving it loaded while he went hunting. He told police she was despondent because of mental health problems.

Police say Skellie was questioned and charged Sunday with second-degree manslaughter after failing a lie detector test.

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He is being held on $100,000 bail. It couldn't be determined if he had a lawyer.

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