CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area man has been convicted of killing his ailing wife.
A Pinellas County jury found 56-year-old Albert Crandall guilty Thursday of manslaughter. He had been facing a more serious charge of second-degree murder. He will be sentenced at a later date.
Authorities say Crandall suffocated his wife, 61-year-old Judith Lee Davis, with a pillow in their St. Petersburg apartment in April 2012 and then tried to kill himself by cutting his wrists.
In an email to his sister, Crandall explained that his wife had been suffering for months, and he was overwhelmed by the medical expenses.