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The Exit Internationalist

July 26, 2022

76-year-old man charged with aiding in a suicide in Upper Barron

Cairns Post

The 76-year-old man charged with aiding in a suicide in Upper Barron was Exit Member of more than 25 years, Tony Smyth. Marijke had been suffering from MS reports the Cairns Post.

An elderly man has been charged with aiding in a suicide at rural Far North home on Sunday and is set to appear in court.

AN elderly man has been charged with aiding in a suicide at a rural Far North home on Sunday and is set to appear in court this afternoon.

On July 24, a 74-year-old woman was found unresponsive at an Upper Barron home by police and emergency services where her death was labelled suspicious.

A 76-year-old man, who was alleged to have assisted in the death, was also found at the address suffering from injuries.

He was taken to Atherton Hospital and then Cairns Hospital where he was treated and later discharged.

The incident was being investigated by the Tablelands Criminal Investigation Branch.

The 76-year-old man, who is in custody, was expected to appear in Cairns Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

More to come.

76-year-old man charged with aiding in a suicide in Upper Barron

76-year-old man charged with aiding in a suicide in Upper Barron reports the Cairns Post