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81-year-old cancer patient David Paterson was close to a natural death when he was suffocated by 54-year-old Heather Davidson in the bedroom of his Thirsk care home on February 11.
About two hours before, she had called Macmillan Cancer Support to ask if smothering her friend would make her a murderer.
Watch a reconstruction of her tearful phone call below:
Church-goer Davidson has been today (June 5) been jailed for life with a minimum term of nine years for Mr Paterson's murder.
A Thirsk woman has today (June 5) been sentenced to life imprisonment, serving a minimum of nine years, for the murder of a terminally ill man at a care home in Sowerby near Thirsk.
54-year-old Heather Pauline Davidson, of Sowerby Road, Thirsk, previously pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court to murdering 81-year-old David Paterson at Sowerby House care home on February 11.
Church-goer Heather Davidson - who smothered dying devout Christian David Paterson with a pillow despite his opposition to euthanasia, has been jailed for life at Teesside Crown Court for murder with a minimum term of nine years.
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Heather Davidson had 'no right' to deprive her victim of the dignified death he wanted, his family said after she was jailed for murder.