Dr. James Fish

 

 

Age: 90

 

Summary: retired medical doctor who had recently been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the September 21 "mercy killing" of his 88-year-old wife Phyllis Fish in order to "end her suffering" while she had been in hospice care battling terminal pancreatic cancer and dementia after she suffered from a debilitating stroke a few years ago, in which the incident shocked the Laguna Woods Village retirement community in Southern California.

 

 

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds suffered in a suicide attempt

 

Born: circa 1919

 

Died: October 6, 2009

 

Location: Mission Viejo, California