The deceased was identified to be 42-year-old Kirk Franklin of Saginaw, Texas. He was camping in the infield and shot himself after getting into an argument with other campers.
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According to a study, military suicide rates were at an all time high during 2012 — almost one per day — making the number more than the casualties in Afghanistan (237). The bad news is that the experts think the trend will grow worse this year.
James Holmes, the shooter in the Aurora movie theater massacre was hospitalized after several, half-hearted suicide attempts, according to law enforcement. He was rushed to the hospital after running headfirst into a jail cell wall.
The Mapo Bridge has seen over 100 suicide attempts in the last five years alone.
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Alyssa Bustamante is an 18-year-old teenager from Missouri who has admitted stabbing, strangling and slitting the throat of her 9-year-old neighbor, Elizabeth Olten in October 2009, in a small town west of Jefferson City. Bustamante was just 15-years-old herself when she murdered Elizabeth. She admitted to murdering Elizabeth because she wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.
Right after murdering Elizabeth, Alyssa wrote in her journal that it was an “ahmazing” and “pretty enjoyable” experience and then headed off to the church with a laugh. These words written in her journal were read out loud in court on Monday as part of a sentencing hearing to determine whether she should get life imprisonment or as little as ten years for the murder that she conducted in 2009.
Bustamante sat silently – occasionally glancing at those testifying about her, often looking down or to the side – as law enforcement officers, attorneys and forensics experts read aloud her inner most thoughts that she had recorded as a 15-year-old high school sophomore.
Terrell Owens, who’s been trying to rehab from a knee injury and surgery in time to make a comeback to the NFL, was rushed to an L.A. area hospital this past Thursday night for a possible pill overdose.
TMZ reported that emergency officials responded to the call about a possible prescription pill overdose before picking up Owens at the L.A. apartment he was staying.
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This month has seen the killing of three high profile Afghan leaders. Earlier this month, Ahmed Wali Karzai, the so-called “King of Kandahar”, who was a key strongman in the region and an alleged drugs baron who was also the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated in Kandahar city. His death promoted renewed fears over the stability in Kandahar (it was the country’s designated capital during the rule of Taliban from 1996-2001 and thus a critical area in the fight against Taliban). Less than a week after Karzai’s killing a senior aide to Mr. Karzai, Jan Mohammad Khan, died in an attack on his home in Kabul. MORE
Amber Portwood, a former star of the MTV reality show Teen Mom, was found unconscious in her home Tuesday with a rope around her neck after an apparent suicide attempt, and was immediately rushed to the emergency room at St. Johns Hospital in Anderson, IN where she is currently being treated, Star Magazine reported Tuesday. MORE