Women Fatally Shoots Terminally Ill Husband Inside Hospital

The couple has apparently planned a murder-suicide, but the women was eventually taken into custody after shooting her husband, then barricading herself in the Florida hospital room.
Three Ambulances parked outside the emergency center at Forest Hills Hospital, Queens, New York. (Photo by: Lindsey Nicholson/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The incident occurred Saturday morning at Advent Health Hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • The 77-year-old patient has been identified by police as Jerry Gilland.
  • The 76-year-old wife surrendered to police after confining herself in the hospital room for for several hours.
  • The couple allegedly planned the shooting several weeks ago should the husband take a “turn for the worse,” police said.

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