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Husband in court after wife killed in Boynton Beach

Posted at 11:38 AM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 11:38:01-05

A man accused of killing his wife in Boynton Beach earlier this year to end her suffering from dementia appeared in court Tuesday morning.

Stephen Kruspe's attorney was trying to get access to mental health records when his wife was placed into custody under the Baker Act.

The Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, commonly known as the "Baker Act," allows the involuntary institutionalization and examination of an individual.

The state argued the records were not relevant to the case, and the judge agreed, denying the request.

Detectives say Kruspe shot his wife in March, then called 911 and turned himself in.