Bond revoked for doctor accused of killing wife

Henry Bailey

Bond has been revoked for a retired surgeon arrested on suspicion of killing his wife of 60 years. Dr. Henry Bailey was arrested Aug. 6 on a charge of murder, accused of suffocating his wife, Gene Bailey, to ease her suffering from advanced dementia.

He posted bond that same day on condition that he stay at the Silver Linings Personal Care Home in Stapleton, Ga., court records show.

On Aug. 9, Bailey left the facility without permission for a medical appointment and "engaged in activity other than at a doctor's office," according to records.

Superior Court Judge Carl Brown Jr. revoked Bailey's bond Tuesday as a result. He ordered Bailey to be immediately committed to the Department of Behavioral Health Forensic Unit in Augusta. Brown ordered the facility to determine whether Bailey is competent to stand trial, his degree of criminal responsibility and whether he suffers from mental illness or retardation.