Nebraska woman gets probation for aiding suicide

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska woman convicted of helping her husband kill himself has been sentenced to time served and three years of probation.

Fifty-three-year-old Deann Kimble was sentenced on Thursday. She'd pleaded no contest to a felony charge of aiding a suicide. In exchange for her plea, prosecutors dropped a charge of concealing human remains.

Deputies have said Kimble told them she promised 61-year-old Russell Kimble that she would not intervene when he decided it was "his time to die."

Deann Kimble told investigators that her husband shot himself March 22 inside their rural Sidney home. She said he used her 20-gauge shotgun, a youth model, because he couldn't properly align his larger shotgun. She says that as he made his final preparations, she went outside and sat in their van.

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