Name: Patricia Gordon.
Died: April 28, 2016.
Age at death: 63.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Troon, Scotland, UK.
Disability: Health anxiety, depression, lung cancer.
Patricia hated doctors and didn’t want to go to see one, but was worried that she had lung cancer. One day when she was in pain, instead of taking her to a doctor, her husband smothered her to death with a pillow.
Although he admitted to killing her, the murder charge was dropped after a family member explained to the court how sick Patricia had been and how hard it had been for her husband to care for her.
Perpetrator: Ian Gordon (Husband), convicted of culpable homicide, sentenced to 3 years, 4 months; sentence overturned, released.
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