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Ohio man, 90, who says he killed ailing wife out of mercy reaches deal for 4 years in prison
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:25 PM EDT
A northeast Ohio man who says he killed his wife of 65 years to end her suffering has agreed to serve four years in prison under a plea agreement.
Shaw was accused of suffocating his ailing, 84-year-old wife, Virginia, at home in Avon in 2008.
The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) reports Shaw told police his wife had medical problems and he acted to end her misery.
In February, a judge had found Shaw competent for trial. He will be officially sentenced later.
Shaw's attorney didn't return messages seeking comment Wednesday.