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Italian pensioner shoots wife dead in hospital

Published 02/12/2007

An Italian pensioner has burst into a hospital ward where his wife was being

treated for Alzheimer's and shot her dead.

In front of horrified patients and staff, the man opened fire three times on

the eighty-two-year-old.

Her husband, who's five years younger, says he couldn't stand seeing her


He's now under arrest in the Tuscan city of Prato.

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