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I am very sorry to hear that this happened, but unfortunately there is no liability on the part of the wife unless son had been declared legally incompetent and she had been appointed his guardian. Assuming that this was not the case, and he was a legally competent adult, if emotionally upset, then he was free to make his own choices concerning his behavior and she would have had no legal duty, or legal right for that matter, to stop him from engaging in behavior that later contributed to his death.
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