Elderly Woman Killed Terminally Ill Husband As Part of Botched Suicide Pact

(New York Post) – The fatal shooting of a terminally ill man in Florida was part of a failed murder-suicide pact with his wife, authorities have revealed.

Ellen Gilland, 76, is accused of gunning down her bedridden husband, Jerry Gilland, at AdventHealth Hospital in Daytona Beach around 11:30 a.m. Saturday — before she was arrested.

According to investigators, the Gillands had made a pact to carry out a murder-suicide if Jerry’s health continued deteriorating.

“The goal was for him to do it, but he did not have the strength, so she had to carry it out for him,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said Sunday, as reported by ClickOrlando. CONTINUE