Skip to comments.Man charged for helping wife commit suicide
Posted on 02/23/2013 5:06:43 PM PST by Abathar
A man charged with aiding his wifes suicide says he never wanted her dead. He said he tried to take back the noose he gave her when they were fighting but investigators are not buying it.
Nick Ellis made the noose his wife used to hang herself, but he said he never thought she would use it.
I, in no way, assisted my wife with killing herself, said Ellis. Now, I am sitting in jail because of this.
Police said he helped his wife, Jessica, do just that.
I have never seen anything like this and we have never charged anyone like this, said Brian Seldon with the Kokomo Police Department.
I had come to terms that my wife would one day kill herself, said Ellis. I am a very empathetic person, when people talk to me and tell me how they feel, I feel that.
Nick and Jessica Ellis had been married almost nine years. Nick said his wife had severe mental issues. She had even tried to kill herself before.
Some days she would be alright, other days she would not, said Ellis.
The couple fought a lot. During their final confrontation, Nick took some rope and tied a noose, telling Jessica she could use it on herself if she wanted to.
It was in a fit of anger that I did what I did, said Ellis. As soon as I came to my senses, I did everything I could to keep her from getting hold of it.
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Could be a hung jury - with the noose thing and all.
I can’t believe I set that up so easy, it just floated over the plate...
As I told the bartender. “You set ‘em up and I’ll knock ‘em down”.
Leftwingers jubilant. They would have preferred a gun to a rope, however.
Sir, if you were my husband, I would poison your drink.”
“Madam, if you were my wife, I would drink it.”
Exchange between Lady Astor and Winston Churchill
If you had help, it ain’t suicide
Exactly. I’m not buying what he’s selling.
Maybe he thought he was going to snap her out of it by not playing the pity game. Pretty risky bet it would work.
Suicide is murder, a crime for which the perpetrator receives no further punishment by the court but the victim/perpetrator’s accomplice is still culpable.
Bad noose day
no noose like a good noose
Don’t choke now, keep going...
My feelings also, had he handed her a knife and she slit her own wrists would he still be guilty? Besides, how hard is it to tie slip knot, it doesn’t need to be a noose to do the job.
I’m surprised he wasn’t charged with a hate crime since a noose is now a racist knot to some.