LONG CO., GA (WTOC) - In Long County, a man who helped his wife commit suicide and "tried" to kill himself in 2014 was sentenced to 15 years, with five to serve.
Officials say Gerard Pepin and his wife Gina Pepin left a suicide note in a Richmond Hill hotel, then purposely ran off the road in their car on Highway 301. Mrs. Pepin was found dead but he survived.
He pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and assisting a suicide.
Officials say at the time of the crash, Mr. Pepin was out on bond after being charged with blackmailing a patient for sex in Florida.
He was a former Salvation Army psychotherapist.
Officials say after he serves this sentence, he will likely serve time in Florida.