Pa. couple found in botched, bloody suicide pact

It was a tragic, bloody attempted end for an elderly couple in western Pennsylvania, who authorities say tried to end their lives in an apparent suicide pact.

The victims are identified as Wilma Friday, 82, and Edward Friday, 80, of Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, according to KDKA in Pittsburgh.

However, both survived the initial, botched suicide attempt. And now, the sole surviving spouse may face homicide charges in the case for allegedly helping his wife to die.

Wilma Friday was found alive in a pool of blood Saturday evening flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, KDKA writes, adding:

Police believe she attempted to slit her own throat, and when she failed, her husband tried to help her. Wilma finally died of her injuries Wednesday morning.

PA-woman-dies-in-bothched-suicide-pact-with-husband.jpgWilma Friday, 82, was found alive in a pool of blood Saturday evening, only to die Wednesday of her injuries. 

Meanwhile, Edward Friday took 20 OxyContin pills and was found with cuts to his wrist. But he also survived and is recovering from his injuries, KDKA reports.

And because he assisted his wife in her suicide, police are now said to be conducting their ongoing probe as a homicide investigation, KDKA notes.

No charges have been filed in the case as yet

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