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Teen Leaps to His Death After Sex Video Accusations

Corey Walgren's parents say school officials, cop literally 'scared him to death'

(Newser) - Corey Walgren was a popular hockey player and fisherman with good grades, a close-knit family, and plans to apply to college soon. And yet, on Jan. 11 , soon after an ordinary text exchange with his mom about his class schedule for the following year, the 16-year-old high school junior jumped... More »

Chris Cornell's Wife Points to Prescription Drug

Says he took higher than usual dose of Ativan before 'suicide'

(Newser) - Despite a preliminary autopsy report claiming " suicide by hanging ," Chris Cornell's wife says the rocker's death may have been accidental. Vicky Cornell says the Soundgarden frontman had a prescription for anti-anxiety medication Ativan, and told her "he may have taken an extra Ativan or two"... More »

Chris Cornell's Last Song Was One About Death

Medical examiner rules suicide by hanging in death of Soundgarden frontman

(Newser) - The death of Chris Cornell , frontman of legendary '90s grunge band Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has been ruled "suicide by hanging," reports the Detroit News . The 52-year-old was found in his hotel room hours after a sold-out performance in Detroit when his wife, Vicky Karayiannis, asked a... More »

Man Streams Suicide by Fire on Facebook Live

Covered in flames, he ran into the bar where his ex works

(Newser) - While streaming live on Facebook early Saturday, a Memphis musician doused his body in kerosene before fatally setting himself on fire in what police are calling a suicide. NBC News reports that Jared McLemore, 33, began filming outside Murphy’s Bar before lighting himself on fire and running offscreen into... More »

Fellow Students Beat the 8-Year-Old. Then, a Suicide

Other kids mocked Gabriel Taye while he was unconscious

(Newser) - Police in Cincinnati are investigating the heartbreaking circumstances leading up to the suicide of an 8-year-old boy in January. Police say security camera footage from a restroom in Carson Elementary School shows a fellow student knocking the boy to the floor, leaving him unconscious. For another five minutes, other students... More »

Hernandez Fiancee Breaks Silence on Suicide

She thought suicide call was a cruel 'trick'

(Newser) - Aaron Hernandez's fiancee says his prison suicide last month was so unexpected that when she got the news in a phone call, she thought it was "a hoax, some cruel person playing a trick on me." In a two-part Dr. Phil interview that will air on May... More »

Veteran Accused of Executing Service Dog Found Dead

Cops suspect suicide in death of Marinna Rollins

(Newser) - A veteran in North Carolina accused of laughing as she executed her own service dog has been found dead in what police suspect was a suicide. The Fayetteville Police Department says 23-year-old Marinna Rollins was found dead in her apartment around 3am Sunday morning, the Fayetteville Observer reports. Rollins and... More »

Bloody Scene in Hernandez Cell: Police Report

Ex-NFLer wrote 'John 3:16' on his forehead in ink, on the cell wall in blood

(Newser) - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez wrote a reference to a biblical passage in ink on his forehead and in blood on his prison cell wall before he hanged himself with a bedsheet, Massachusetts State Police say in an investigative report released Thursday. The report notes "John 3:16" was... More »

Netflix's 13 Reasons Why Prompts a New Rating Category

New Zealand takes action as show on suicide generates heat in US, too

(Newser) - The Handmaid's Tale isn't the only new TV series to touch a nerve . The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, exploring a teenage girl's decision to commit suicide, is clearly in that camp as well. One tangible bit of proof? It has become the most tweeted about show... More »

Disney Actor Found Dead at 35

Michael Mantenuto died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

(Newser) - Michael Mantenuto, an actor who starred in Disney's Miracle in 2004 and went on to join the US Army, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Washington state Monday. He was 35. As Deadline reports, Mantenuto played hockey from a young age, going on to play in... More »

Hubbub Over Hernandez's 3rd Suicide Note Rages On

Lawyer for 'close friend' wants it released; Hernandez lawyer bashes gay lover rumors

(Newser) - One of the letters was said to have been to Aaron Hernandez's fiancee, a second to his young daughter. But the nature of a third suicide note Hernandez is believed to have left behind remains shrouded in mystery—and now the lawyer of Kyle Kennedy, who says he was... More »

Hernandez Left 3 Suicide Notes

'Please don't cry,' sources quote them as saying

(Newser) - Though a prison official initially said Aaron Hernandez left no suicide note, three notes were in fact found in his cell at Massachusetts' Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, reports the Boston Globe . A statement from Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. confirmed the handwritten notes were found next to a Bible... More »

Report: Hernandez Died With Bible Verse on Forehead

He may have smoked synthetic marijuana before death

(Newser) - Aaron Hernandez had a Bible verse scrawled on his forehead when he was found hanged in his prison cell early Wednesday, sources tell WBZ . The sources say the former NFL star had the words "John 3:16" on his forehead, along with red marks on his hands and feet.... More »

After Release Fax Fails, Inmate Commits Suicide

Joshua Miles found unresponsive a day after fax failed to send

(Newser) - Joshua Miles should have been out of jail last week. Instead, because a release fax failed to transmit the day prior, the 36-year-old remained at South Central Regional Jail in Charleston, W.Va., where he is believed to have committed suicide. Miles was found unresponsive in his cell early on... More »

Prison: Aaron Hernandez Hangs Himself in Cell

Ex-Patriot was serving a life term for murder

(Newser) - Startling news out of a Massachusetts prison: Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his cell overnight, say authorities at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley. Hernandez, serving a life term for murder, used a bed sheet attached to the window in his cell, say the prison officials,... More »

Sylvia Plath Letters Make Dark Allegation About Ted Hughes

Poet wrote that she miscarried two days after he beat her

(Newser) - It's long been known that American poet Sylvia Plath, who was married to the English poet Ted Hughes, suffered a miscarriage with their second child in 1961, a year before the poets separated. But now, unpublished letters Plath wrote to her former therapist and friend Dr. Ruth Barnhouse between... More »

Golden Gate Finally Getting 'Suicide Net'

The $200M project will be finished in 2021

(Newser) - Seven decades after the idea was first hatched, work is beginning on a "suicide net" for the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the country's best-loved landmarks, the San Francisco spot is also a magnet for people seeking to end their lives. There were 40 deaths in 2016 alone,... More »

Doctor Who Drugged, Drowned Wife Dies in Utah Prison

Martin MacNeill likely killed himself, his lawyer says

(Newser) - A Utah doctor serving a life sentence for murdering his wife and making it look like an accident died in a Utah State Prison facility over the weekend, and his lawyer believes it was probably suicide, the Deseret News reports. Martin MacNeill, age 60 or 61, was found unresponsive Sunday... More »

Mom: Son, 11, Killed Self After Girlfriend Faked Suicide

Authorities investigating what Tysen Benz's mom calls an online prank

(Newser) - Life was good for Tysen Benz, an 11-year-old middle school student in Marquette, Mich., whom his mother, Katrina Goss, describes as being happy, athletic, and very social. Then he began dating a 13-year-old girl Goss calls mean and controlling, and suddenly, the unthinkable: Goss went to tuck her son into... More »

4th Person Connected to Madoff Commits Suicide

Father of four jumped from NY hotel

(Newser) - A hedge fund manager who was duped in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme jumped from the 24th floor of a New York hotel on Monday, becoming the fourth person linked to Madoff to commit suicide, reports the New York Daily News . Police and witnesses say Charles Murphy, 56, jumped from... More »

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