Los Osos man sentenced for aiding in a suicide
January 16, 2013
Longtime Los Osos resident George Taylor was sentenced on Wednesday to two days in jail, time he has already served, for aiding and abetting in his wife’s suicide.
Taylor, 86, agreed to a suicide pact with his wife that they attempted to execute on December 10 at Montana de Oro State Park. Gewynn, 81, died, but George did not, and a park ranger discovered him driving with his wife’s body in the car.
Taylor spent two days in jail on a murder charge, before the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office reduced the charge to assisted suicide.
The couple, married more than 60 years, had agreed to and informed family and friends of their plan to end their lives together. Taylor has been attending court ordered counseling sessions.