RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A former California state lawmaker has been charged with providing a gun to his wife so she could kill herself last year.
Prosecutors charged former Assemblyman Steve Clute last week with the felony of aiding a suicide.
Authorities say Clute gave his wife Pamela Clute a gun that she used to take her life in August 2016 in the couple's Palm Desert home.
The couple was married about 40 years. Pamela Clute, 66, was a math professor and administrator at the University of California, Riverside.
Steve Clute, 69, is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in Riverside County Superior Court.
Clute is a former Navy pilot who served as a Democrat in the state Assembly from 1982 to 1992.
Defense lawyer Virginia Blumenthal did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
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