A strange murder incident shook the US state of Florida, Saturday, in which a seventy-year-old man was killed after a gunshot wound to him while he was bedridden in a hospital, and the killer was his wife, who hesitated for a while and then did what she did.
What is the story of the wife who killed her husband in the US state of Florida?
The New York Times revealed that an American wife, Elaine Gilland, 76, killed her husband, Jerry Gilland, 77, by shooting him in the hospital bed where he was being treated for his terminal illness.
Regarding the details of the strange incident that took place in the state of Florida, the American newspaper reported that “Jerry Gilland, a man with a terminal illness, made an agreement with his wife about three weeks ago, to the effect that if his deteriorating health did not improve, he wanted his wife, Elaine Gilland, to kill him.”
With the passage of the specified period, it became clear to the wife that her husband’s health would not improve, and that she should now implement her part of the agreement, which stipulates “killing him.”
As his health continued to deteriorate, Ms. Gilliland brought a gun to AdventHealth in Daytona Beach, Florida, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, local time.
She went to her husband’s room on the 11th floor and shot him in the head, according to local authorities.
The police came to the scene, and after a confrontation that lasted for hours between them and the woman, the concerned authorities were able to detain her.
Later Saturday afternoon, Gilland was transferred to the Volusia County Jail.
Local police comment on the incident
Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jacare Young said, “She had planned to shoot herself, too, but in the end, she just couldn’t do it.”
“It’s a tragic circumstance because it shows that none of us are immune from the trials and tribulations of life,” he continued.
“Gylland locked herself in the room and refused to drop the gun when the police arrived,” Young added.-
He also reported that “even after the shooting, she never tried to get up and leave (…) and everything was confined to the room. The patients and staff of the hospital were not threatened.”--
Young said Gilland could face a charge of first-degree murder. The state attorney general’s office did not return a call seeking comment by the Post on Saturday.
“She’s very sad,” Young said. This is clearly a difficult situation, and Mrs. Gylland was depressed.”
Gun chaos in the USA
The rules of carrying arms in the United States of America raise a lot of controversy in the media and human rights circles, especially among politicians in the recent period.
There is a raging debate in the United States about carrying guns, particularly between Republicans who favor gun ownership and Democrats who want tougher restrictions.
In this regard, it is noteworthy that the state of New York had passed, on July 1, 2022, an emergency law imposing a ban on weapons in many public places, following a historic ruling by the Supreme Court in June 2022 that abolished the restrictions in force in the state on the possession of weapons.
Those new rules require gun buyers to prove they can use the gun and to submit social media accounts for review.
The new law places stricter restrictions on youth buyers and encourages states to confiscate guns from people who pose a threat.
And the New York law entered into force on September 1, 2022, and these are the most important points that he mentioned:
Ban the carrying of firearms in “sensitive places,” including New York City’s Times Square, as well as schools, universities, government buildings, public places of protest, health care facilities, places of worship, libraries, stadiums, parks, bars, theatres, museums, polling stations, and gambling halls.
People will not be allowed to bring guns into any business or place of business unless the owners have posted signs indicating that guns are welcome.
Applicants for a gun license will have to provide four person affidavits of identity, receive training in the safe use of firearms and practice aiming, undergo regular background checks, and provide details of how to contact their partners, roommates, or other adults living in their homes.
Applicants will have to submit a list of their social media accounts in the past three years.