The woman who shot dead her husband on Saturday At the hospital in Daytona Beach (Florida) where she was hospitalized in critical condition, she told police that he had asked her to do so and was involved in the plan that she would later take her own life, local media told this Sunday. Police identified the woman as 76-year-old Ellen Gilland and the husband as 77-year-old Jerry Gilland.
“Since he was in a terminal condition, they talked and planned what to do about three weeks ago,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Zachary Young said, according to television channels in that city on Florida’s east coast.
Ellen Gilliland AdwebtHealth She was arrested as soon as she left the hospital room where her husband was, in which she had barricaded herself after shooting him and thereby He didn’t come out until about three hours later., according to the police. Young said she was arrested for murder, but it would be the prosecutor’s office that would file charges against her.
According to a police statement released on Saturday, agents specializing in negotiation were sent to the hospital after it was learned that Jerry Gilliland had died while explaining to the armed woman that she was leave the room and surrender,
Police asked the public not to approach the scene and the area of the AdventHealth hospital where the incident occurred was evacuated for the safety of staff and patients.
According to Young, most of the patients in this very sick area on the 11th floor of the hospital connected to a respirator, So the evacuation was very difficult. According to Channel 9 in Daytona Beach, it is still unknown how Ellen Gilliland managed to bypass hospital control and smuggle guns into the medical center.