Suburban Denver man convicted of killing terminally ill wife

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GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of shooting his terminally ill wife to death in suburban Denver has been convicted of first-degree murder.

Jurors deliberated for about an hour Monday before finding 60-year-old Bruce Bagwell guilty in the Feb. 6 death of 58-year-old Theresa Bagwell, his wife of 37 years. He’s set for sentencing Nov. 13.

Investigators say Theresa Bagwell’s father called her at her Lakewood home the day of the slaying, and Bruce Bagwell told him he had shot and killed her. Police found her sitting in her wheelchair with a two shotgun wounds to the back of the head and one to her chest.

Theresa Bagwell had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer the previous January.

KUSA-TV reports Bruce Bagwell claimed his wife repeatedly asked him to kill her. But the couple’s roommate told police she never heard that request.

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