‘Let me out of jail to go to my spouse’s graveside’ says Brit pensioner, 75, held in Cyprus over her ‘mercy killing’ demise

‘Let me out of jail to go to my spouse’s graveside’ says Brit pensioner, 75, held in Cyprus over her ‘mercy killing’ demise

A BRIT pensioner is begging to go to his spouse’s grave after being held in Cyprus over her “mercy killing” demise.

The determined OAP is awaiting path for allegedly killing his terminally ailing spouse in what’s believed to have been a murder-suicide pact.


David Hunter is accused of smothering his terminally-ill spouse Janice to demise in a ‘mercy killing’Credit score: Not recognized, clear with image desk


Hunter is pleading with jail guards to let him go to his spouse’s graveCredit: Katia Christodoulou – Cyprus Mail

David Hunter, 75, may spend the remainder of his life in jail if discovered responsible for the pre-meditated homicide of his spouse Janice, who had blood most cancers, in response to the Mirror.

He is additionally been pleading with jail workers to let him out to go to her grave.

Hunter claims he and his spouse had a suicide again however chickened out on the final second after smothering her to demise.

Talking from Nicosia Central Jail in Cyprus, the 75-year-old accused assassin claims jail guards stopped him from watching his spouse’s funeral procession.

Ex-mining colleagues Barry Kent and Kevin Barnfather visited him final week.

Barry instructed the Mirror: “Once we talked about what he’ll do when, not if, he will get out, he stated, ‘I’m doing nothing earlier than I’m going and see Janice and put flowers on her grave’.

“He tried to kill himself and was in a foul approach. However he is adamant he is going to struggle for a not responsible verdict. He is aware of he’s not responsible of homicide.”

Hunter – who faces trial in September – and Janice retired to Cyprus 20 years in the past.

He confessed to smothering his cancer-stricken spouse to demise earlier than attempting to take his personal life as he ‘didn’t need to see her endure’.

Hunter allegedly instructed Cypriot cops he’d coated spouse Janice’s mouth and nostril as she sat in her armchair of their Paphos residence after she was identified with incurable leukaemia.

David then tried to finish his life earlier than being arrested at Paphos Basic Hospital, in response to the Cyprus Mail. 

Police confirmed that the previous miner from Northumberland had confessed to the killing, claiming it had been his spouse’s needs to go peacefully after she was instructed her most cancers was terminal, reviews say.  

Authorities had been stated to have been alerted by Interpol at round 8pm on Saturday after David had despatched a horrifying message to a member of the family telling them he’d killed 75-year-old Janice of their Tremithousa residence.   

A relative instructed the Solar On-line that the tragic demise had been confirmed as ‘a mercy killing’ by authorities in Paphos however added: “It has been an terrible shock and we would relatively not say something at this stage.”

The pair, married for 52-years, fell in love with the island whereas holidaying there and moved after David, a former miner at Ellington Colliery, misplaced his job when the pit was shut down in 1994. 


Cops had been alerted by Interpol after David messaged a member of the family to say Janice was lifeless