That's all true, granted. But, I've had some personal experience in this area that has led me to be more understanding to what may have been going on in the mind of this gentleman. That he may be released after six months tells me the state probably understood the couple's situation and the man's state of mind.
I know what you are saying AC, as you know, I've had personal experience as well that has given me compassion for what this poor man and his wife probably went through. No one can say for sure, but to watch a loved one suffer through a terrible illness that they can never recover from - to know that their condition will continue to worsen - I can certainly understand a loving husband acting as he did. Who's to say that he wasn't carrying out his wife's wishes?
Going through what I've gone through with my parents, I've already talked with my husband about my feelings and how I would want to be treated should the situation arise. I won't condemn the man, I think he did what he did out of love.