Thursday, September 20, 2018

Australian man charged with assisting his wife's suicide, her friend said she didn't want to die.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Jennifer Morant
Two days ago I reported that Graham Robert Morant was charged with assisting the suicide of his wife, Jennifer Morant, in Australia, to receive 1.4 million dollars in Life Insurance.
Yesterday I reported that Morant told the court that he was innocent.
Today, the best friend of Jennifer Morant, said that Jennifer didn't want to die, but she expressed that her only hope was to win the lottery. 9News.com reported:
"(She said) I'm afraid and I really don't want to do it," Ms Morant's friend Johanna Cornelia Dent testified in Brisbane Supreme Court on Wednesday. 
"But I made so many promises to everybody that the only way out would be to win lotto.
Morant allegedly assisted the suicide of his wife because she had 1.4 million dollars in Life Insurance that he wanted to use to purchase a property for a religious commune. According to 9News.com Dent told the court:
Ms Dent said Ms Morant stayed with her the week before she died and when she returned home, she had a "deal with Graham" to end her life. 
"If I hadn't come down here to see you, I would have already been dead," Ms Morant allegedly said. 
When Ms Dent asked her how she would do it, she claims she responded: "Don't worry, darling. I won't feel any pain. Graham says he knows a way I can do it." 
Under cross-examination, Ms Dent said she did not call the police about Morant because Jennifer eventually told her she would not go through with it.
The court case continues tomorrow.

1 comment:

L Behan said...

A classic example of coercion by the husband who had most to gain by her death. Justice demands he be found guilty and do jail time. That poor woman. How pressured she must have felt by the man who was supposed to be her protector.

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