(supersedes previous)Alessandria, October 19 - A man was arrested and hospitalized Wednesday after he killed his terminally ill wife then tried to take his own life. The 51-year-old German national strangled his 53-year-old wife with a ligature, then tried to do the same to himself. Cyclists raised the alarm when they spotted him in a confusional state. Carabinieri police found several bottles of denatured alcohol in the couple's car. Investigators say the two may have entered into a murder-suicide pact because they are both terminally ill. The incident took place in a forest near the village of Capanne di Marcarolo, near the northern city of Alessandria.
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