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In Suicide Note, Half-Sis Blamed Julia Roberts: Sources

Sources say Nancy Motes' family drove her to kill herself

(Newser) - Julia Roberts' half-sister Nancy Motes did leave a suicide note before her death from an apparent drug overdose, the coroner's office confirms to Us . A source close to the investigation tells the New York Daily News it was five pages long, and quite focused on Roberts: "There were... More »

Santa Monica Shooter Left Apology Note

John Zawahri shows remorse for killing father, brother, but no anger

(Newser) - Santa Monica shooter John Zawahri showed no signs of anger in a three-page, handwritten farewell note found on his body, said authorities at a news conference last night. What it contained: an apology for killing his father and brother, a farewell to friends, and an expression of hope that his... More »

NYC Teacher Tells Kids to Write Suicide Notes

She's joined by a 2nd entrant to the Teacher Hall of Infamy this week

(Newser) - English teacher Jessica Barrish apparently doesn't follow international news: Just 6 months ago, a French teacher came under fire for asking her class of 13- and 14-year-olds to pen a suicide note; it didn't end well . Barrish apparently did the very same thing in May, asking students of... More »

Nurse's Suicide Notes Address Hoax, Slap Hospital

Staff says prank victims had 'full support'

(Newser) - The three suicide notes left by nurse Jacintha Saldanha each addressed a different topic: One discussed the prank call by Australian DJs, another dealt with funeral preparations, and a third leveled criticism at Saldanha's hospital colleagues. Her family has received typed versions of each note, insiders tell the Guardian... More »

Nurse in Royal Prank Left 3 Suicide Notes

Coroner reveals Jacintha Saldanha used scarf to hang herself

(Newser) - Jacintha Saldanha , the nurse who answered the now-infamous prank call asking about Kate Middleton, left not one but three suicide notes, a coroner's inquest in Britain heard today. A police detective chief inspector revealed that two notes were found at the scene , and a third was tucked among... More »

Suicidal CEO Arrested on Fraud Charges

PFGBest founder admits embezzling, blames his ego

(Newser) - Police today arrested Russell Wasendorf Sr., the CEO of Peregrine Financial Group and its PFGBest unit, who allegedly tried to kill himself this week, the US Attorney's office announced. Wasendorf, who was charged with lying to regulators, reportedly admitted embezzling "millions of dollars." The complaint against Wasendorf... More »

King's Wife Left Suicide Notes Before OD

Shawn Southwick is recovering from attempt

(Newser) - Larry King’s wife left two suicide notes when she overdosed on prescription drugs May 28. Empty bottles for drugs including Ambien and anti-anxiety medications were found in the Kings’ Utah home, along with one note in which Shawn King wrote that she purposely overdosed. In the second note, she... More »

Spiderman Actress Fought With Lover Before Suicide

(Newser) - British Spiderman actress Lucy Gordon had a loud row with her older lover before she hanged herself in their Paris apartment last week, neighbors told the Daily Mail. Boyfriend and cinematographer Jerome Almeras was sleeping in bed following the argument when Gordon, 28, killed herself. He discovered her body, cut... More »

Caylee Grandpa Suicide Note Stays Private: Judge

Defense requests DNA info at pre-trial hearing for Casey Anthony

(Newser) - A judge has ruled that a note written by Caylee Anthony's grandfather the night he threatened suicide should not be made public, CNN reports. George Anthony wrote that he wished to end his life and be with his granddaughter, whose body had been found weeks earlier. The ruling came yesterday... More »

Caylee Anthony Grandpa Ponders Suicide

Accused Casey's dad hospitalized after holing up in motel, emailing

(Newser) - The grandfather of slain toddler Caylee Anthony was involuntarily hospitalized today after he was found in a search triggered by suicidal text messages to his family, MSNBC reports. George Anthony disappeared last night after sending text messages to his family indicating that he “wanted to end his life,”... More »

Florida Teen Kills Himself on Web TV as Viewers LOL

Users egged on bodybuilder as he swallowed pills

(Newser) - A Florida teenager broadcast his hours-long suicide on an internet video-streaming channel as viewers watched, reports Newteevee. After threatening to kill himself on Justin.tv, the teen was egged on by viewers as well as posters on a chat room he used. The young bodybuilder, 19, took a fatal overdose... More »

DC Madam Saw 'No Way Out': Suicide Note

Autopsy confirms Palfrey hanged herself rather than face prison

(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.... More »

'I've Just Snapped,' Writes Mall Shooter

He apologizes to family in suicide note

(Newser) - The Omaha mall gunman apologized to family and friends in a suicide note released today and says he "just snapped" before killing eight people and himself in a shopping mall, the AP reports. "I know everyone will remember me as some sort of monster but please understand that... More »

Omaha Shooter Led Troubled Young Life

He spent time in institutions for psychiatric problems

(Newser) - The Omaha youth who went on a shooting rampage in a busy mall spent much of his later teen years in institutions and foster care because of behavioral and psychiatric problems, CNN reports. Robert Hawkins' trouble began five years ago, when he was sent to a treatment center after threatening... More »

Hsu Sent Suicide Note Before Skipping Town

Dem fundraiser was found disoriented, locked in train cabin

(Newser) - Fugitive fundraiser Norman Hsu sent out a suicide note to acquaintances and charities he had supported before he hopped a train to Colorado last week, skipping out on a Bay Area court appearance. On the train, Hsu locked himself in a tiny cabin. When he  failed to come out the... More »

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