Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Woman Acquitted of Counselling Distraught Husband to Commit Suicide

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

B.C. Woman Acquitted of Counselling Distraught Husband to Commit Suicide

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B.C. woman acquitted of urging husband's suicide

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CRANBROOK, B.C. - A woman accused of counselling her husband to commit suicide has been acquitted by a provincial court judge in Cranbrook, B.C.

Terri Reimer wept Thursday as Judge Ron Webb ruled there was reasonable doubt the defendant encouraged Bill Reimer to try to take his life on March 22, 2016.

Court was told Bill Reimer had already consumed more than 100 prescription pills when he and his wife had an angry exchange that was overheard by a family member, a former RCMP officer, as she spoke with him by phone.

Rhonda Reimer testified that she overheard the accused call the complainant a "coward" and that she would get him a gun.

The judge found insufficient evidence to convict Reimer of a charge of administering a noxious substance with intent to endanger. …

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