CRANBROOK, B.C. â€” The prosecution says a woman accused of pushing her husband to kill himself offered the man pills and then told him she would get him a gun.
In his opening argument Wednesday in B.C. provincial court, Crown attorney Andrew Mayes said Terri Reimer came home last March 22 and found her husband Bill Reimer taking prescription pills in an attempt to kill himself.
Mayes said the woman then offered him different pills and said she would load a gun to help finish the job.
She is charged with administering a noxious substance with intent to endanger and counselling a person to commit suicide.
Mayes told the court in Cranbrook that a relative called on the night of the confrontation and overheard Terri Reimer yelling “Go ahead and just do it,” and “I’ll get you the gun.”
The trial heard RCMP seized three guns from the home.
Mayes told the judge, who is hearing the case without a jury, that the couple had been experiencing marital problems in the weeks leading up to the incident.
Bill Reimer survived and is expected to be one of several witnesses the Crown said it will call to testify during the four-day trial.
The Canadian Press
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly said the Crown’s last name was Masey.