Kailua Case Ignites Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate

khonDec 14, 2009

Reported by: Ron Mizutani

The Honolulu Medical Examiner confirmed Monday the man who tried to kill his terminally ill wife in her hospital bed last week has committed suicide. 71-year-old Robert Yagi was found dead Sunday in his Olomana home. Autopsy results show Yagi died from asphyxiation due to hanging. Yagi was free on bail after being charged with second-degree attempted murder, for shooting his wife with a flare gun last Tuesday night at Castle Medical Center.