BY Julie Bolcer
February 17 2010 11:30 AM ET
Nottinghamshire police have arrested newscaster Ray Gosling on suspicion of murder after the BBC veteran admitted Monday that he suffocated a gay lover who was dying of AIDS.
Gosling, 70, made the admission on the air during the BBC’s Inside Out program.
According to the BBC, the police are questioning Gosling regarding his claims about the incident, which the newscaster said happened some time ago. He has refused to name his deceased lover, with whom he says he had a pact to end his terminal pain.
Assisted suicide remains a criminal offense, according to the BBC, but interim guidelines issued in September by the director of public prosecutions establish factors that weigh in favor of and against prosecution.
- One of the Original X-Men Comes Out as Gay (Spoilers)
- BREAKING: This Year's Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Will Be the Last
- EXCLUSIVE: Josh Groban Sings "Over The Rainbow"
- Arkansas At War With Itself Over LGBT Rights
- WATCH: Ireland's New Marriage Equality Ad Will Give You Goosebumps
- More of You Could Be Fired for Getting Married