SYDNEY (AFP) - An Australian man was sentenced to ten years in jail Friday for supporting his wife commit suicide so he could get entry to her lifestyles coverage, in what the choose referred to as a precedent-setting case.

Graham Morant, 69, turned into determined guilty closing month of counselling and assisting his wife Jennifer Morant to kill herself in 2014.

She suffered from continual returned pain and depression and become found lifeless in her vehicle via police along a observe asking no longer to be resuscitated.

A Queensland court docket heard that Morant helped his wife purchase device from a hardware keep to aid her suicide and had endorsed her to accomplish that.

In handing down the sentence of Friday, the decide said Morant was the sole beneficiary of his spouse’s lifestyles coverage and stood to advantage Aus$1.4 million (US$1.Zero million) from her death.

"You took benefit of her vulnerability as a unwell and depressed female," Justice Peter Davis stated.

"You counselled and aided your wife to kill herself because you wanted to get your hands on the $1.4 million."

Davis introduced that there had formerly been no conviction in Queensland state for counselling suicide, nor should he find a comparable conviction in another jurisdiction.

The courtroom heard Morant had planned to build a non secular commune with the cash and had advised his spouse that God might not recollect it a sin for her to take her personal lifestyles.