Neb. woman to stand trial on suicide assist charge

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) _ A western Nebraska woman accused of helping her husband kill himself, then hiding his body, will stand trial in the case.

Cheyenne County Sheriff's deputies say 53-year-old Deann Kimble, of Sidney, was arrested last month and charged with assisting suicide and concealing a body in the death of her husband, 61-year-old Russell Kimble.

Deputies say Kimble told them that she had promised her husband she would not intervene when he decided it was ``his time to die.''

She told investigators that Russell Kimble shot himself on March 22, believing he was gravely ill. Investigators say Deann Kimble then wrapped his body is a shower curtain and sheet and buried him in a shallow grave.

Her first appearance in trial court is set for Tuesday.

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