Woman, 76, shot dead terminally ill husband at hospital after they made murder-suicide pact, police say


A Florida woman allegedly shot and killed her terminally ill husband in his hospital room after the couple made a murder-suicide pact, police say.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at Advent Health Hospital around midday Saturday, the Daytona Beach Police Department said.

They arrived to find 76-year-old Ellen Gilland confined in her husband’s room after having shot her husband, 77-year-old Jerry Gilland.

A three-hour standoff ensued before negotiators convinced Ms Gilland to come out and surrender, police said.

She was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.

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