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Sun City man facing prison in wife's mercy killing

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George Sanders (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) George Sanders (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (AP) -

A Sun City man accused of fatally shooting his ailing 81-year-old wife says she asked him to do it because she didn't want to spend the rest of her life in a nursing home.

Maricopa County Sheriff's officials on Monday released the interrogation videos of 85-year-old George Sanders.

He could face either probation or up to 12 1/2 years in prison when he's sentenced March 29.

Sanders pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month.

Virginia Sanders was found shot in the head inside the couple's home last Nov. 9 and died two days later in a hospital.

George Sanders told authorities it was a "mercy killing" because his wife had been suffering from multiple sclerosis for years and was in diminishing health.

He says his wife never wanted to outlive him.

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