Man pleads not guilty to assisting his wife’s suicide, as prosecutors claim he did so to access her life insurance

Man pleads not guilty to assisting his wife’s suicide, as prosecutors claim he did so to access her life insurance

A 69-year-old man who has pleaded not guilty to assisting his wife to kill herself in 2014 had “1.4 million reasons” to intentionally help her end her life because she had three life insurance policies, a court has heard.

Graham Robert Morant is on trial in the Supreme Court in Brisbane on two counts, including one of counselling and one of aiding Jennifer Morant, 56, to kill herself.

During the Crown’s opening statement, Prosecutor Michael Lehane said the jury would hear from a number of witnesses, including Mrs Morant’s sister and closest friends who would testify that he encouraged his wife to end her life, and assisted her to gas herself in her car in November 2014 by helping her buy the petrol generator.

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