Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Woman fatally shoots dying husband at hospital, police say

Estate planningEarlier this month, Ellen Gilland shot and killed her terminally ill husband, Jerry, inside a Daytona Beach, Florida hospital. Mr. Gilland had been ill for quite a while, and the duo planned to carry out the shootingtogether.

Ms. Gilland refused to leave the room for over four hours after the shooting, but eventually negotiated an exit with police. Several members of the hospital staff were evacuated, however nobody else was harmed in the shooting.

For more information see The Associated Press “Woman fatally shoots dying husband at hospital, police say”, KWQC, January 21, 2023.

Special thanks to Lewis Saret (Attorney, Washington, D.C.) for bringing this article to my attention. 


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