British Man Found Not Guilty of Murdering Terminally Ill Wife After Smothering Her

( – The verdict in a murder trial Friday involving an elderly British man accused of smothering his wife with a pillow raises concerning questions about the growing push to legalize assisted suicide across the world.

According to the Catholic News Agency, judges in Cyprus decided David Hunter, 75, is guilty of manslaughter, not murder, because his wife reportedly begged for his help to commit suicide.

Assisted suicide is illegal in Cyprus and England. Hunter is a British citizen who moved to Cyprus with his wife after they retired, according to the report. CONTINUE