Last December, David Hunter helped his 75-year-old terminally ill wife Janice to die allegedly at her request. The British couple were living together in Paphos, Cyprus. In their flat, she was allegedly suffocated by Mr Hunter. He tried to end his own life too by taking an overdose, but survived.
He was charged with his wife’s murder and has pleaded not guilty. He has spent more than five months behind bars awaiting trial. Mr Hunter, aged 75, faces a life sentence if found guilty after his request for an alternative charge of “assisting suicide” was denied.