According to USAtoday.com, a Kentucky man says he shot and killed his wife because she asked him to end her suffering. Ernest Chris Chumbley, 48, of London, Ky., was arrested for the death of his wife after he allegedly shot her. Chumbley called police after he shot his wife and when police arrived they found him waiting in the couple’s living room and his wife was dead in their bedroom. He was then arrested and is being held on a $200,000 bond. Mr. Chumbley’s wife, 44-year-old Virginia M. Chumbley, had been fighting terminal breast cancer for many years and was not interested in any hospice care. Neighbors commented that “they were a loving couple.” Mr. Chumbley also stated, “I just did what she asked and I would expect no different from her if I was asking her.”
Facing criminal charges, especially murder charges, is a very serious thing and should be handled carefully. Prosecutors and judges have struggled to determine what level of punishment is appropriate in so-called mercy killings. Sentences have ranged from time served with probation and mental health treatment to – on rare occasions – life in prison.
It is important that you have someone on your side if you are facing criminal charges. A Colorado criminal defense attorney can be the help that you need to get you or a family member through the hardship of facing serious criminal charges.
All charges of violent crime should be taken seriously. Denver violent crime defense attorney John Fuller knows the impact that a violent crime charge can have on the rest of your life. He treats every client as if they are the most important client, and fights hard to return his clients’ lives to normal. Whether you have been charged with menacing or homicide or anything in between, ask John Fuller to stand with you as you face these charges. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact John at (303)597-4500.