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Italian man shoots wife as she lay in hospital

A 77-year-old Italian man shot and killed his wife, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, as she lay in the hospital.

The man, who’s name has not been released by authorities, shot his wife three times, in the face and the heart, according to reports from BBC and Television New Zealand.

The man told police that he, “couldn’t stand seeing her suffering,? according to Television New Zealand.

According to BBC, his wife, 82, had been diagnosed with the disease eight years earlier.

After shooting his wife, the man placed the gun in the corner of the room, sat down and waited for police, according to BBC.

Television New Zealand reports that it is unknown what exact charges the man will face.