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Kentucky man says his wife asked him to kill her

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky man is charged with murdering his wife -- but he says he did it because she asked him to.

Ernest Chumbley says his wife, 44-year-old Virginia, had terminal breast cancer and asked him to make the pain stop.  He says he loved his wife and shot her because she wanted him to.

Chumbley called authorities and told them he shot his wife.  She was found dead in the bedroom of their home in eastern Kentucky.

Chumbley was arrested and charged with murder.  He's being held on a $200,000 bond.

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