Name: Layton Myers.
Died: May 15, 1993.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Disability: Terminal cancer.
Layton Myers was killed by his daughter and her husband, who put a pillow over his face and smothered him.
Perpetrator: Michael Power (Daughter’s common-law husband) and Cheryl Myers (Daughter), both pled guilty to manslaughter and were given suspended sentences, three years’ probation, and 150 hours of community service.
No jail for N.S. “mercy-killers”
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Robert Latimer: Justice gone awry
Name: Louisa Maier.
Died: November 12, 1991.
Age at death: 87.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide.
Location: Dunkirk, New York, USA.
Disability: Elder assisted-living home resident.
Louisa’s son went to her assisted living facility on the pretense that they were going out for a day’s visit. He put her in his car and strangled her to death; then he went home and hung himself.
Perpetrator: Joseph A. Maier (Son).
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