BBC Reporter Accused of Killing Lover Released on Bail

British broadcaster Ray Gosling, who confessed on TV to the mercy killing of a former lover, was released on police bail Thursday after being quizzed on suspicion of murder.

Gosling, 70, left a police station in Nottingham, northern England, via a back entrance after being questioned for a day and a half.

His lawyer Digby Johnson said: "He has been released on police bail.

"There are further inquiries to be carried out by the police.

"He provided the police with a lot of information and they have now got to sift through that."

Bail was provided for a couple of months, Johnson said.

Police started an investigation Tuesday after Gosling’s admission on the BBC East Midlands' Inside Out program Monday night that he carried out a mercy killing on his lover, who was dying of AIDS, more than 20 years ago.

Gosling said he would refuse to cooperate with a police investigation and would not tell detectives the name of the man he claimed he smothered with a pillow as he lay in a hospital.

The veteran journalist said he did not regret his actions and would not tell police the circumstances, to honor a pact with his former lover.

He said the killing was in the "very, very early days of AIDS," which suggested the mid-1980s, when there was no effective treatment for the condition.

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