British pensioner, 75, arrested in Cyprus for killing his terminally ailing spouse ‘who had begged him to assist her die’ will NOT face homicide trial
- A deal was reached with Cypriot prosecutors, in accordance a gaggle working with David Hunter’s attorneys
- Justice Overseas mentioned he might be coming into a plea to manslaughter
- Mr Hunter was accused of murdering his terminally ailing spouse, who died on the couple’s retirement house
A British pensioner arrested over the loss of life of his sick spouse in Cyprus is not dealing with a homicide trial after a deal was reached with Cypriot prosecutors, in accordance a gaggle working along with his attorneys.
David Hunter, 75, is charged with the homicide of his spouse Janice, 74, who died in December 2021 on the couple’s retirement house within the coastal resort city of Paphos, the place many British expatriates in Cyprus stay.
Justice Overseas, which works to assist individuals navigate international justice techniques, mentioned the events knowledgeable the Paphos Assize Courtroom at a listening to on Friday that there had been settlement concerning the information of the case and that Mr Hunter might be coming into a plea to manslaughter on December 5.
They mentioned they’re now hopeful the authorized strikes will result in Mr Hunter being launched from jail and capable of return house after the subsequent listening to.
David Hunter, 75, (left) initially from Northumberland, was accused of murdering his spouse of 46 years, Janice, (proper) at their house in Paphos, in December 2021. He is not dealing with a homicide trial after a deal was reached with Cypriot prosecutors, in accordance a gaggle working along with his attorneys
The organisation mentioned it’s working with Cypriot attorneys Nicoletta Charalambidou and Ritsa Pekri to assist Mr Hunter, a former miner from Northumberland.
Michael Polak, director of Justice Overseas, mentioned: ‘We’re very happy that the homicide cost is not on the desk as our goal all alongside has been to get David out of jail and again house as quickly as doable.
‘On the subsequent listening to David’s robust mitigation, similar to his good character and lengthy and loving relationship along with his spouse, might be put earlier than the courtroom.
‘We hope, given the actual information of this case, and case regulation in comparable circumstances from around the globe, that the eventual sentence is one which the courtroom may take into account suspending.
‘We thank everybody from the UK, Cyprus, and around the globe for his or her assist of David and his household at this troublesome time.’
The couple had been married for 46 years earlier than Janice’s loss of life. They’d moved to Cyprus from Ashington in Northumberland following their retirement in 2002
Earlier this 12 months, Mr Hunter’s daughter Lesley mentioned her mom had ‘begged him for a very long time (to help her loss of life) and was very clear about what she wished’.
Justice Overseas mentioned that Mrs Hunter had been affected by terminal blood most cancers.
The couple had moved to Cyprus from Ashington in Northumberland following their retirement in 2002.