DC Madam Saw 'No Way Out': Suicide Note

Autopsy confirms Palfrey hanged herself rather than face prison
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 2:10 PM CDT
Deborah Jeane Palfrey, right, charged in federal court with running a prostitution ring, walks to a news conference with attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley, left, in Washington April 30, 2007.    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, FILE)
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(Newser) – Unable to bear the prospect of prison time, the so-called DC Madam hanged herself, officials in Florida said today. Deborah Jeane Palfrey, whose body was found Thursday, left behind suicide notes in which she referred to "this 'modern day lynching'" and said she saw "no way out i.e. 'exit strategy' for me other than the one I have chosen," the Tampa Tribune reports.