"ME-ill woman's death − her husband, suspected of manslaughter"
"Tried to get help for years to come – refused"
"the Woman had had the neurological disease ME in 18 years and became increasingly worse."
"When the municipality time and time again rejected her request for help, she thought life finally became unbearable."
"In the middle of last week took the jämnårige spouse her life, according to the prosecutor."
"her Husband, who is in his 60s, has in interviews told us that his wife has been ill for many years and finally become almost completely bedridden. According to the prosecutor Stina Sjöqvist, there is documentation that supports his story."
"the Man was arrested on Friday in Härnösand district court on probable cause suspected of manslaughter."
"– In practice, it has been seen as to when the one who takes the life of someone who expressed a death wish and is sick, so shall the crime be judged as manslaughter, " says Stina Sjöqvist."
"the Man denies that he is guilty to the crime, his defense lawyer Thomas Bodström stated."
"Was rejected by the municipality"
"Aftonbladet has earlier written about Camilla Lindskog, which was difficult for ME-sick and chose to take his life on a självmordsklinik in Switzerland. "
"In January last year, also completed the one of the ME patients' spokespersons of their lives. Her farewell note has been published by Svenska Dagbladet."
"The married couple resided in a small village in the northern part of Sweden. The woman has according to the prosecutor been sick in many years in the ME, a neurological disease that used to be called chronic fatigue syndrome."
"over the years, the disease more difficult and according to data of all sorts.see struggled the pair in many years against the authorities for trying to get a more tolerable existence."
"”Low, not at death's door”"
"Among other things, they applied 2012 if a personal assistant to get help in the home, but was refused."
"the Spouses is also looking for grants for home modifications 2017 but was rejected from both the municipality and the Administrative court. Then had the woman been sick in 17 years."
"the Motivation was that the disease was not severe enough and that it could not be beyond all reasonable doubt that she could recover."
"Just a few months after the last rejection took the woman's husband according to the prosecutor the life of his wife. Several people were on site when it happened."
"– She was not lying at death's door, but even if the ME is not a life-threatening disease, it means, of course, a great deal of suffering, and the woman has expressed a loathing of life, " said the prosecutor Stina Sjöqvist."
"Gertie Gladnikoff, 73, is self-ME-sick, and have worked as patientföreträdare to ME-sick, and has been chairman of the regionföreningen for ME patients in northern sweden."
"She's very critical and thinks that the municipality and the Administrative court should have investigated the situation more thoroughly."
"– When it comes to severe ME there are no known cases which have recovered. It is estimated that only ten percent will be better, but from experience we know that it is the young or those who are in an early stage, " she says."
"According to the american ministry of health, the CDC, brings ME average, just as severe disabilities such as MS, aids and cancer during the course of treatment."
the "Assisted suicide"
"Gertie Gladnikoff says that during the past year among the members has been in place which implemented the so-called assisted suicide in Switzerland."
"– But even those who have taken their lives and left us, " she says."
"But with the right help and support so she believes that you can have a life which you experience as meaningful, even like ME-sick."
"– Even the very sick who want to keep their lives."
"– so I was extremely sad when I heard what had happened and that it was ME related. Society fails the hardest hit, and those who are set to help people in distress look, instead, to save money, " says Gertie Gladnikoff."
"We have done what we could”"
"Prosecutor Stina Sjöqvist do not want to go into how the woman killings more than the actual circumstances of the incident are understood. The classification of the offence may be subject to change."
"– Yes, it must be open. The woman's comorbidities is of great importance for the further investigation, " she says."
"the Municipality doesn't comment on individual cases but in a press release has gone out and expressed their sympathy with the family. At the same time they feel not that they have committed a few errors:"
"We have done what we could, based on existing legislation. The administrative court has addressed this specific case, on several occasions, and have come to the same conclusion as the municipality,” it says in the press release."
"– I currently have no comments but stands behind it as dad and the defence counsel have conveyed."
"MEu002FCFS stands for myalgic encefalomyelitu002Fchronic fatigue syndrome is a chronic disease that affects the nervous system, immune system and energy production."
"Sources: the national association for ME patients RME, Åsa Engström, head of unit at the MEu002FCFS reception, Stora Sköndal, Neuro.see, Vårdguiden."