Roswell and Emily Gilbert were married for fifty-one years, but for the eight final years of their marriage Emily suffered from Alzheimer's disease and the bone disease osteoporosis. Often in pain, Emily begged to die. In March 1985, 75-year-old Roswell shot Emily in the head. He said it was an act of mercy, but he was tried for murder as the nation debated euthanasia.
Rare & out of print 1987 MADE FOR TV movie starring:
Robert Young, Frances Reid, Eddie Albert, Marshall Colt, Michael Learned and Alex Panas.