I wanted to end his misery

Comic's widow planned mercy killing

The widow of Scottish comedian Rikki Fulton has admitted she considered killing her husband to end his suffering.

Fulton suffered Alzheimer’s disease for two years before his death in January at the age of 79 of the ‘hospital superbug’ MRSA.

Now Kate Matheson has confessed she wanted to help him die during  a planned weekend at home from hospital.

She told Scotland on Sunday: "In the end he wasn’t fit enough to come home, but I had had it very much in my mind that I would make sure he didn’t wake up again.

"I didn’t give a damn if I had to go to prison or whatever, I was quite prepared to do it... and yet, he beat me to it.

 "I don’t know if you believe in euthanasia, but I certainly do."

Published: 27 Jun 2004

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