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His Wife’s Body Was Found Tied to Anchor. He Claimed Suicide

December 12, 2018 |

A Pennsylvania man who hoped to shack up with his girlfriend after killing his wife of 25 years will instead be confined to a prison bed for life. Christopher Leclair maintained his innocence even as a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole on Tuesday, describing the June…
Newser

A Jonestown Witness’s Plea: Don’t Call It ‘Mass Suicide’

November 17, 2018 |

This month marks 40 years since the event known as the Jonestown massacre took place in Guyana. More than 900 Americans died after the man who had led them there from California, the Rev. Jim Jones, instructed them to drink cyanide. Do not, however, refer to Jonestown as a “mass…
Newser

More Bad News for Nation Already Plagued by Suicide

November 6, 2018 |

Tragic news for Japan: The nation’s youth suicide rate has reached its highest point in 32 years, the New York Times reports. The government says 250 children from elementary to high-school levels killed themselves in 2017, a slight uptick from the year before in a nation already grappling with high…
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Japan’s youth suicide rate highest in 30 years

November 6, 2018 |

More Japanese children and teenagers killed themselves between 2016 and 2017 than in any year since 1986, according to a new government report.
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His Suicide Failed, But His Note? It’s Worth a Lot

November 5, 2018 |

A suicide letter by one of France’s most famous poets has fetched $ 267,000 on the French auction website Osenat, the BBC reports. Charles Baudelaire, the 19th-century poet revered for his original style of prose-poetry, wrote the note on June 30, 1845, to his lover Jeanne Duval. “By the time…
Newser

Chris Cornell’s Family Sues Doctor Over Singer’s Suicide

November 1, 2018 |

Family members of Chris Cornell on Thursday sued a doctor they say overprescribed drugs to the rock singer, leading to his death, the AP reports. Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell, and their children, Toni and Christopher, are plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that prescription drugs,…
Newser

Suicide or ‘Lynching’? A New Ferguson Flashpoint

November 1, 2018 |

“They lynched my baby.” So wrote Melissa McKinnies, an organizer of the Ferguson protests of 2014, upon the death of her 24-year-old son, Danye Jones. Police in St. Louis County, however, say it looks like a suicide. McKinnies’ suspicions have since spread across social media, and the story appears only…
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4 children, mom dead after apparent murder suicide, Tennessee authorities say

October 16, 2018 |

Authorities in Tennessee said late Monday that three girls, a boy and their mother were found dead inside a home, WTFV.com reported.
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Sex Worker’s Death in NYC: Family Rejects Suicide Story

October 15, 2018 |

It has the intriguing headline of “The Case of Jane Doe Ponytail,” and the lengthy New York Times story that follows reads like riveting fiction that is unfortunately all too true. The “Jane Doe” here is a 38-year-old Chinese immigrant living in Queens and working in the local sex trade,…
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CNN

Former footballer demands a “mental health revolution” after multiple suicide attempts

October 10, 2018 |

It started with a feeling of isolation, of not wanting to engage with the world. He didn’t want to answer emails, and hundreds of answerphone messages went unreturned.
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