Son Pushes Elderly Mother Off Balcony… And Is Cleared Of Murder

Cassy Fiano-Chesser

Robert Knight, 52, was just cleared of the crime of murder for throwing his mother, 79-year-old June Knight, off a balcony. Instead, he was convicted of manslaughter and will not serve time in prison, even though he admitted to killing her. The judge, rather than being horrified at Knight’s actions, described the murder as an act of love and mercy.

June had been diagnosed with dementia, and was receiving end-of-life care when Knight killed her. According to Knight, she had come down with a virus, and he claimed he didn’t want to see her suffer anymore. So he made the decision to kill her. According to Metro, he came up with his plan several days before the actual murder occurred.

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