Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide, note says they could not afford medical care

Just like the thoughts that lead people to assisted suicide – this couple faced a daunting healthcare system that marginalized them. This is what happens when we normalize assisted suicide.

“A Washington state man allegedly killed himself after killing his wife, and left a note for authorities saying that he was driven to do so because they could not afford to pay for medical care for her serious health conditions.

The man, identified by the Whatcom County Medical Examiner Gary Goldfogel in a statement to Fox News as Brian S. Jones, was 77, and his wife, Patricia Whitney-Jones, was 76.

Brian Jones called police on Wednesday morning to say that he was going to kill himself, and told the dispatcher that authorities would find a note in his home with an explanation as well as instructions. The dispatcher unsuccessfully tried to keep him on the telephone, Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo told Fox News. Jones hung up after saying “We will be in the front bedroom.”

‘It’s very tragic that one of our senior citizens would find himself in such desperate circumstances where he felt murder and suicide were the only option,’ Elfo said. ‘Help is always available with a call to 9-1-1.’

exasperated fighting what can be a bureaucratic system.

‘I know it gets very frustrating,” the sheriff said, “you can get very easily worn down, and [roadblocks] build up over and over again.'”

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