Husband jailed for throwing sex and meth-fuelled ‘death party’ for wife, 69, who didn’t want to die in a nursing home

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A HUSBAND has been sentenced to three years in prison after throwing his sick wife a meth-fuelled “death party” because she didn’t want to die in a nursing home.

Duane Arden Johnson, 58, and his wife Debra Lynn, 69, took methamphetamine and had sex during a five-day binge at their home in Searles, Minnesota.

Duane Arden Johnson, 58, was seen cackling in his mugshot after he was arrested for neglect
Duane Arden Johnson, 58, was given three years in jail after being found guilty of criminal neglect

Police found Lynn’s body on January 24.

Court documents reported that Johnson had said he couldn’t stand to see his wife suffer anymore and had promised her a party.

He pleaded guilty to criminal neglect in June after striking a plea deal that saw a charge of third-degree murder dropped.

He was arrested after calling 911 to report the death of his wife, who had already stopped taking various medications.

‘DON’T LET ME DIE IN A HOME’

Johnson told investigators Lynn had begged him to take her out of a nursing home so she could die at home.

He also said she had refused to let him call for help when she started having convulsions before passing away.

Lynn had a history of heart attacks, diabetes, and blood pressure, and had also been prescribed anti-psychotic medication.

An autopsy later found she had died of a methamphetamine overdose.

Johnson said that, after her death, he had washed her body and wrapped her in a sheet, “like the Bible told me to do”.

When police arrived, Johnson ran out of the house naked and told police his wife was dead before running back in to take a bath.

He told officers he was washing white and black “things” from his skin.

The house had the words “Death Parde God Hell” painted on the door as well as several guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition inside.

When asked why he had not called 911 immediately, he said he had “wanted to make sure” his wife was dead.


Johnson could later be seen in a mugshot wearing a wide grin.

He originally faced additional charges of theft and receiving stolen property in relation to the guns, but they were also dropped as part of the plea deal.


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