Wife and son of pensioner were arrested after watching him overdose, inquest told
Added 08-21-19 12:36:02pm EST - “Ralph Snell, of Lymington, Hampshire, was driven to take his own life due to osteoporosis, and told his son Richard, 68, (pictured arriving at court today) and his wife Molly that he wanted to kill himself.” - Dailymail.co.uk
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The wife and son of a 94-year-old were arrested on suspicion of assisting his suicide because they watched him deliberately overdose on morphine and sleeping tablets, an inquest heard today.
Frail Ralph Snell was driven to take his own life because of osteoporosis which left him with crippling back pain for two years, and he was so desperate he had previously tried to electrocute himself.
After being prescribed morphine and sleeping tablets by his GP, Mr Snell, of Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire, told his son Richard, 68, and wife Molly, 89, that he wanted to kill himself and the pair 'morally supported him'.
Today Richard told an inquest he had to open the bottle of morphine for his father as 'he was not strong enough' and even 'bought him some chocolate cake and whisky to have with the tablets as a bit of a treat'.
Molly Snell watched her husband Ralph morphine to take his own life after osteoporosis left him with crippling back pain for two years
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