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Man on trial after removing wife's life support

A MAN faces trial in south China's Guangdong Province for allegedly causing his wife's death by removing her life support equipment while she was in a deep coma.

Wen Yuzhang, 38, from Shenzhen City, is charged with manslaughter, today's Guangzhou Daily reported.

His wife, Hu Jing, from Wuhan City, capital of central China's Hubei Province, fell into a coma in their home in Shenzhen on February 9, the court heard.

Wen immediately sent her to a hospital but she fell in a deep coma and never recovered.

On February 16, Wen shocked everyone by pulling off all Hu's life support tubes while she was in intensive care at Shenzhen No. 2 People's Hospital.

Nearby medical staff and Hu's family tried to stop him. After 20 minutes, 34-year-old Hu stopped breathing and died.

Wen allegedly told police that he loved his wife so much that he just couldn't bear seeing her suffer any more and thus sought a way to help her out.

According to a police forensic report, Hu fell in a coma because of intracranial bleeding. She died from removal of life support facilities as she was unable to breathe by herself, the report said.

The couple had two children.


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