were having marital problems and his wife was on
anti-depressants. She was pronounced dead at the
Brevard man charged with assisted suicide
Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009, 12:23 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 14 Sep 2009, 5:15 PM
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – A Brevard County man has been
charged with assisted suicide after police say he helped his wife kill herself.
Investigators say this is one of the more bizarre cases they’ve ever
A 4-year-old child was left without his mom after she took her own
life and now he could lose his father too. Kevin Ragan was arrested for helping
his wife commit suicide.
In the frantic 911 call he told a dispatcher his
30-year-old wife was depressed and had been drinking. He says she threatened to
kill herself and admits offering her some loaded guns.
Ragan on 911 Call:
“I was being a smart a** and threw like three guns on the bed. I’m like, then do
it. And, she just picked the 40 caliber hand gun up.”
The rest of the 911
call on that sad day is too graphic to air, a distraught ragan crying and asking
for an ambulance.
Deputies say Ragan and his wife were having marital
problems and his wife was on anti-depressants. She was pronounced dead at the
Now more than three months later, after deputies got
confirmation from the medical examiner that the death was in fact a suicide,
they charged Ragan with assisting a suicide. He was arrested and bonded
No one was home on Monday when a FOX 35 crew went to the Ragan home
but neighbors say they are stunned.
FOX 35 checked and found that Ragan
has no criminal history in Brevard