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Tragic End for Man Accused of Stealing Goldman Sachs Exec's Wine

Former personal assistant to David Solomon jumped to his death same day he was due in court

(Newser) - The former Goldman Sachs personal assistant accused of stealing $1.2 million worth of wine from his boss leaped to his death from a Manhattan hotel Tuesday, the New York Times reports. Nicolas De-Meyer had been scheduled to appear in federal court at 2:30pm that day on a criminal... More »

Missing Teacher's Death Ruled a Suicide

Kristin Westra's body was found in Maine woods

(Newser) - A tragic end to a missing-person case in Maine that perplexed authorities : The medical examiner's office has determined that a body found near the home of Kristin Westra is that of the 47-year-old schoolteacher, who disappeared Oct. 1, and that she died by suicide, NBC Maine reports. The body... More »

With 7 Suicides This Year in NYC, a 'Crisis' for Drivers

Taxi drivers, ride-sharing drivers face mounting debt, longer hours, too much competition

(Newser) - This year, seven for-hire drivers have committed suicide in New York City. The most recent, Fausto Luna, was an Uber driver who jumped in front of a train at a Manhattan subway station Sept. 26, ABC 7 reports. The other six were yellow cab taxi drivers or drivers for livery... More »

Suspect in Assassination Plot Dies a Mysterious Death

He dies in fall from intelligence agency window in Venezuela

(Newser) - Critics are accusing the Venezuelan regime of murdering a suspect in the drone assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro in August. Fernando Albán, a 56-year-old city councilor in Caracas, died in a fall from a 10th-floor window of the country's top intelligence agency on Monday, two days after... More »

Dad Dies in Fall After Wife Allegedly Kills Child

Mohammad Torabi, 31, fell from a Manhattan hotel roof

(Newser) - An explosive marriage marred by alleged drug use, domestic violence, and a child's fatal beating ended Saturday when the father plunged off the roof of a Manhattan hotel, the New York Post reports. Mohammad Torabi, 31, was found dead on a third-floor landing of the Renaissance New York Hotel... More »

Hit Caused a Concussion at Age 12. He Was Dead by 13

Bleacher Report looks at what happened to James Ransom after the hit

(Newser) - On the drive home from the game on Sept. 12, 2015, Greg Ransom spotted blood on his 12-year-old son's ear. Ransom had been at James' Pop Warner football game that Saturday but didn't see the hit to his head. James that night simply explained he had his "... More »

Suspect Found Hanged on Morning of Murder Trial

'Diabolical' Tyler Tessier was accused of killing pregnant girlfriend

(Newser) - Maryland prosecutors say they prepared a very strong case against Tyler Tessier that would surely have sent him to prison for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend last year —but they don't need it anymore. Tessier was found hanged in his cell at Montgomery County Correctional Facility on... More »

Mom: 9-Year-Old Killed Himself After Being Bullied for 4 Days

Jamel Myles started 4th grade on Monday, was dead on Thursday

(Newser) - The Denver Police Department is investigating a Thursday death in the city as a suicide, and the deceased is a child. KDVR reports on the death of 9-year-old Jamel Myles; mom Leia Pierce says her son started fourth grade at Joe Shoemaker Elementary School last Monday and took his own... More »

Police Said It Was Suicide. Then She Saw the Letter

How Lee-Anne Cartier revealed her brother's death was really murder

(Newser) - "We had nothing else to go on," Lee-Anne Cartier tells the BBC . Her brother, Phil Nisbet, was found dead in his truck in May 2009, and police pegged it as a suicide. A toxicology report revealed high levels of an antihistamine he was knowingly allergic to, and Cartier... More »

Aaron Hernandez's Final Note to Fiancee: 'I'M BEING CALLED!'

3 suicide notes from former Patriots player revealed in new biography by his lawyer

(Newser) - Three handwritten suicide notes were left behind by Aaron Hernandez in his Massachusetts jail cell on April 19, 2017, though only one of the notes had been previously made public . Those letters—to attorney Jose Baez, to Hernandez's fiancee Shayanna Jenkins, and to the former Patriots player's... More »

Family of Chicago Teen: It Was a Police Shooting, Not Suicide

Relatives of Steven Rosenthal, 15, dispute official account that he shot himself

(Newser) - A 15-year-old Chicago teen was shot to death last week, but the police and his family have very different accounts of what happened. Police say they spotted Steven Rosenthal with a gun Friday evening and gave chase on foot, reports the Chicago Tribune . During the chase, the teen used the... More »

Rocker Was Vocal About Her Mental Illness, Dies by Suicide

Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus was 43

(Newser) - The California heavy metal band Huntress shared the news with "crushed hearts": Frontwoman Jill Janus died Tuesday at age 43. "A long-time sufferer of mental illness, she took her own life outside of Portland, Oregon," the band wrote on Facebook . It added that "Janus spoke publicly... More »

Beer Vendors Think Fast to Prevent Suicide

They offered man on bridge a Coors Light

(Newser) - Police say two Minnesota beer deliverymen prevented a suicidal man from jumping off an interstate bridge in St. Paul by offering the man a Coors Light, the AP reports. Authorities say Jason Gable and Kwame Anderson were driving their truck Wednesday morning when they spotted the man clinging to the... More »

Margot Kidder's Death Ruled a Suicide

'It's a big relief that the truth is out there,' daughter says

(Newser) - Superman actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter says it's a relief to finally have the truth out. Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on... More »

My Dad Killed Himself Using a Weather Balloon

Rachel Paula Abrahamson reflects on her father's life

(Newser) - Rachel Paula Abrahamson writes that she was interviewed as a person of interest in her father's January death. She didn't do it and, it ends up, no one else did either. Alan Abrahamson's death made national headlines after it was determined that he wasn't murdered during... More »

'Zombie Boy' Death May Not Have Been a Suicide

Family thinks Rick Genest leaned too far back on a balcony while smoking a cigarette

(Newser) - His death Wednesday was widely reported to be a suicide , including by Lady Gaga , whose music video "Born This Way" helped make his tattooed face famous. But the family and manager of model Rick Genest, aka "Zombie Boy," are telling everyone to pull back on the conclusion... More »

Hunt for Suspect in Doctor's Slaying Ends in Suicide

Officers confronted Joseph James Pappas

(Newser) - The suspected killer of Mark Hausknecht—former cardiologist to President George HW Bush—has taken his own life. "This is our suspect. The suspect's deceased," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a Friday press conference, NBC reports. Police say Joseph James Pappas shot himself in the... More »

'Zombie Boy' Found Dead

Lady Gaga devastated by apparent suicide

(Newser) - Lady Gaga is mourning her friend and muse Rick Genest—better known as "Zombie Boy." The 32-year-old Canadian model, who went from the Quebec punk scene to catwalks around the world after his head-to-toe tattoos of bones, insects, and exposed brains made him famous, was found dead at... More »

Climate Change Kills—Via Suicide

The problem will only get worse: Stanford researchers

(Newser) - As the planet continues to warm, you can expect more droughts, more flooding, more powerful storms, and, apparently, more suicides. That's according to Stanford researchers who scoured data on 850,000 suicides in the US between 1968 and 2004 and 611,000 suicides in Mexico between 1990 and 2010.... More »

Cops: Man's Murder Really Elaborate Suicide by Balloon

Palm Beach Gardens police rule Alan Abrahamson's death a suicide

(Newser) - At 71, Alan Abrahamson had started taking early morning walks, explaining he was hoping to shed the weight he gained on a recent cruise. On the morning of Jan. 25 he left his $900,000 home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for that walk, with a camera in his gated... More »

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