Loving son escapes jail for ‘mercy killing’ of his frail mother

A loving son who smothered his 89-year-old mother to ‘give her release’ from dementia has been set free with a suspended sentence. Kevin Pearce, 60, killed Eileen Pearce in the family home in Barton Close, Bexleyheath on 5 June 2021. He was the sole carer to his mother and told police he killed her to ‘end her suffering.’ Police were called to a report of a non-responsive woman at 3.10pm and Mrs Pearce was pronounced dead at the scene. A…

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