Ray Gosling Arrested After Admitting Mercy Killing
February 17, 2010
UK (ChattahBox) – Ray Gosling, a BBC presenter who admitted to a mercy killing of his former lover who was dying of AIDS, has been arrested on murder charges.
Gosling said in an interview for a television program that he had made a pact with his partner to end it if the pain became too much.
After doctors said nothing more could be done for the pain or the disease, Gosling smothered the unnamed man with a pillow. The man’s family are alleged to have known of the mercy killing.
“Ray has been at the police station for approaching five hours and investigations are at a very early stage,” his attorney said earlier today.
“He’s in good spirits but these are very difficult times for Ray. Everybody has been carefully respecting Ray’s wishes and I request that you do the same.”
The incident is sure to further spark the ongoing debate on assisted suicide, both in the UK and the US.