Mindy McCready Tearful, Upset in Final Phone Call
And her final song is released
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2013 10:18 AM CST
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(Newser) – Turns out Mindy McCready had already recorded that song she was working on for dead boyfriend David Wilson, and now a friend of the couple has released it for the first time. After Wilson, who produced the song, committed suicide, McCready hoped the music video could be a tribute to him while also acting as a sort of anti-suicide PSA. When Danno Hanks finished the video Friday, McCready told him it was "beautiful" and said he would "know when" to release it. She was found dead Sunday. Even so, she was acting "upbeat" when she and Hanks last spoke on Saturday, he tells Radar.

But she doesn't sound so upbeat in her last phone call with Hanks, who for some reason taped their conversations. E! has audio of the call from the day before McCready's death, in which she tearfully describes finding Wilson's body and begging him, "Please don't die." McCready also expressed anger that she wasn't allowed to spend Wilson's last few hours with him, because police were doing a gunshot residue test on her. A law enforcement source tells People that McCready's story changed a few times—"At first, she said she hadn't heard the gunshot because the TV was too loud. Then she said she had heard the gunshot"—and that the sheriff had "a lot of questions" for her before she, too, died. The coroner has still not officially declared Wilson's death a suicide.

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Feb 19, 2013 11:44 AM CST
Stop the presses. Suicidal woman was tearful and upset.
Feb 19, 2013 11:01 AM CST
BUT WHY DID MCCREADY SHOOT HER DOG? The TV news and the Internet are both abuzz today over the suicide of country singer Mindy McCready. A caveat to the story is that before killing herself with the gun, the singer shot her dog, which she loved. Judging from a lot of the comments I’ve seen on various social media, there seems to be as much outrage over the killing of her dog as there is over her own death. People asking “why would she do such a horrible thing?” “How could she?”As usual people never seem to have a clue as to what is going on right in front of them. Why would she shoot the dog? Hmm? Any ideas? Why did some idiot here in a L.A. a few years back burst into a wedding and shot his ex-girlfriend and then himself, just as the girl’s father and brothers were moving in on him. Why did Andrea Yates of Texas drown her five children? Anybody know? These types of incidents actually happen all the time, it’s just that the reporters never know what’s going on.Well without any further ado, the answer is religion. You’re going to croak yourself. You want to take your best friend along with you don’t you? Here doggy, doggy--bang. Or in the case of the guy in L.A., by shooting only her and then himself, he is simply, in his mind, moving both of them to a different plane or realm where he will have her all to himself now. No more soon to be husband, no father, no mean brothers. He has removed himself and her to where all of these people can no longer touch him or her. In the case of Yates, as she herself said, after she had had years of horror stories implanted into her head about fire and damnation and all of that nonsense, she was simply sending her kids along to a new and better place where they would escape all of these hellacious horrors on earth.And there you have it, in case you were wondering. Of course none of these religious notions are true, they are just the wishful thinking fairy tales of humanity.