calibro saidI don't think there's anything merciful about smothering someone, regardless of if they have a terminal illness... especially when the article didn't say the lover was on board (but maybe the video does, haven't watched it yet)
There have been several movies dealing with it about the 'AIDS era'. I was quite surprised when I first found out about these assisted suicides/euthanasia (with the consent of the people involved). Apparently it was not uncommon back then.
I recommend watching two:The Event (2003)It's My Party (1996)
Be prepared to cry your guts out. And yeah. I'd rather be killed too if I had some sort of terminal illness that has gotten to the point of no return and had no cure.
The main question with this confession is if the man he killed had expressly asked him to kill him.