Former Assemblyman Charged With Aiding Wife’s Suicide
Steve Clute's lawyer says that his wife was in pain and hadn't been able to find treatment to ease it. While the state's aid-in-dying law went into effect before the suicide, it only applies to people who are fatally ill.
The Associated Press:
Former California Lawmaker Charged With Aiding Wife In Suicide
A former California state lawmaker was charged with providing a gun to his wife so she could kill herself last year. Former Assemblyman Steve Clute was charged Thursday in Riverside County Superior Court with a felony count of aiding the suicide of his wife of about 40 years. Pamela Clute, 66, a well-liked math professor and administrator at the University of California, Riverside, was found dead in the couple’s Palm Desert home in August 2016. About 500 people attended a campus memorial service for her. (12/5)