Mercy Or Murder


2h 1987

Brief Synopsis

A movie based on the true case of Roswell Gilbert, a 75-year-old retiree living in Florida, who, in 1985, shot his wife Emily to death, after she suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the last seven years of their 51-year marriage. Gilbert was charged with first-degree murder for the mercy killing.

Film Details

Also Known As
Mercy or Murder?
Release Date
1987
Production Company
MGM Television Entertainment; NBC Entertainment
Location
Hollywood, Florida, USA; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A movie based on the true case of Roswell Gilbert, a 75-year-old retiree living in Florida, who, in 1985, shot his wife Emily to death, after she suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the last seven years of their 51-year marriage. Gilbert was charged with first-degree murder for the mercy killing. The movie depicts his motivation by use of flashbacks to his wife's deteriorating condition, and focuses on the controversial issues raised by by his trial.

Film Details

Also Known As
Mercy or Murder?
Release Date
1987
Production Company
MGM Television Entertainment; NBC Entertainment
Location
Hollywood, Florida, USA; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States January 11, 1987