Media playback is unsupported on your device

The daughter of a woman cleared of murdering her terminally ill husband in a “mercy killing” has said the laws on assisted dying must change so “no family has to go through what we did”.

A jury cleared Mavis Eccleston, 80, of the murder and manslaughter of her husband Dennis, 81, in September.

The couple’s daughter Joy Munns said her mother “should never have been charged with murder”.

Opponents say the case “does not justify a change in the law”.

Mrs Eccleston, formerly of Huntington, near Cannock in Staffordshire, was accused of giving her husband a potentially lethal dose of prescription medicine without his knowledge.

She told Stafford Crown Court they both intended to take their own lives and jurors

Read More At Article Source | Article Attribution