MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An Eden Prairie man is slated to make his first court appearance Tuesday after he was charged with helping his wife take her life.

Thomas Houck (credit: Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)

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Thomas Houck, 61, initially told police that his wife euthanized herself with nitrogen.

Last Thursday, police found his wife with a handwritten note that said she couldn’t endure anymore pain.

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According to charges, Houck says he helped his wife research suicide methods and buy supplies.

He then admitted to holding a plastic bag over her head and turned on the nitrogen tank as she died.

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He’s expected to go before a judge Tuesday afternoon.