Gosling released on bail following admission of AIDS-era mercy killing

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Veteran BBC broadcaster Ray Gosling was released on bail today following an arrest Wednesday after admitting he had once killed his lover as he lay seriously ill in hospital “in the early period of AIDS.”

Police began their investigation Tuesday after Gosling’s admission on BBC’s Inside Out program Monday night that he carried out a mercy killing on his lover, who was dying of AIDS, to end his suffering. (Video here.)

Gosling, 70, has not revealed where or when the incident took place, although it has been widely speculated to have occurred more than 20 years ago.

So far, Gosling has also refused to name the man during repeated interviews by police, and would not tell detectives the circumstances, in honor of a pact with his former lover.

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