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Cops: Man's Suicide Attempt Killed His Girlfriend Instead

The bullet struck her after traveling through Victor Sibson's head

(Newser) - A suicidal Alaska man killed his girlfriend with the bullet he shot into his own head, prosecutors say. Victor Sibson, 21, is facing a second-degree murder charge over the suicide attempt in Anchorage, KTVA reports. Prosecutors say that in the April 19 incident, the bullet Sibson fired traveled through his... More »

Amazon Worker Sends Email, Leaps From Company Building

Seattle police say it was suicide attempt

(Newser) - An Amazon employee emailed hundreds of fellow Amazonians—including CEO Jeff Bezos—before leaping from a building at company headquarters in Seattle Monday morning. The man survived the jump, which police believe was a suicide attempt. A source tells Bloomberg that the man, one of 20,000 workers in multiple... More »

Lawyer: Chelsea Manning Made 2nd Suicide Attempt

Inmate said she experienced bizarre episode in solitary

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning tried to kill herself on the first day of a term in solitary confinement imposed as punishment for an earlier suicide attempt , her lawyers say. In a statement provided to the New York Times , the transgender soldier says she was placed on suicide watch after the Oct. 4... More »

Manning Could Be Punished in Wake of Suicide Attempt

'It is unconscionable,' says ACLU rep

(Newser) - Once punished over old toothpaste , Chelsea Manning could spend the next three decades in solitary confinement following her suicide attempt earlier this month. According to the American Civil Liberties Union , Manning has been informed she is under investigation for allegedly "resisting the force cell move team," "prohibited... More »

Chelsea Manning Tweets After Suicide Attempt

'I'm glad to be alive'

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning's attorneys confirmed Monday that she had indeed tried to commit suicide last week, but Manning herself sent a message out Monday night to reassure those worried about her, CNN reports. "I am okay. I'm glad to be alive. Thank you all for your love, I... More »

Guy Jumps From Brooklyn Bridge, Then a Stroke of Luck

2 cops happened to see him

(Newser) - A man jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, but he's alive because two witnesses happened to see the plunge. His luck: Those witnesses also happened to be NYPD officers on boat patrol in the New York Harbor, reports the New York Post . The 31-year-old took the 135-foot leap... More »

Cop Saves Suicidal Man in Dramatic Video

Sgt. Greg Bogert pulled back man who was about to jump from bridge

(Newser) - A New Jersey police officer's dramatic rescue of a suicidal man was caught on dashcam video Monday, NJ.com reports. Sgt. Greg Bogert, an 18-year veteran of the Riverdale Police Department, responded to calls about a man walking into traffic near the Route 287 bridge; when he arrived, the... More »

Cops: Nurse Had Sex With Suicidal Patient

Samuel Lance Fristo is charged in Des Moines

(Newser) - Police arrested a nurse for allegedly having sex—and an ongoing sexual relationship—with a patient under his care after a suicide attempt, KCCI reports. Samuel Lance Fristo, 56, began having sex with the 55-year-old woman in December at Union Park Health Services in Des Moines, Iowa, police say. "... More »

Singer Kehlani Attempts Suicide After Cheating Rumors

But, she says, she didn't actually cheat

(Newser) - Kehlani Parrish, the 20-year-old Grammy nominee who goes by Kehlani in her R&B career, revealed Monday night that she had been hospitalized after a suicide attempt, Us reports. The singer shared a photo (since deleted, but saved here ) on Instagram showing an IV in her arm as she... More »

Woman Dives Off Bridge, Incredibly Survives

And she only suffered minor injuries

(Newser) - An incredible story out of Jefferson Parish, La., where a woman attempted suicide by jumping headfirst over the railing of the Huey P. Long Bridge Sunday—and survived. Perhaps the most incredible part of the story is how she survived: She never hit the water and instead got stuck, headfirst,... More »

Sinead O'Connor Leaves Suicidal Facebook Note

She's found safe after claiming she overdosed

(Newser) - Sinead O'Connor disturbed her followers with a Facebook post Sunday in which she said she'd taken an overdose of drugs while staying at a hotel "somewhere in Ireland" under a fake name. The singer posted on Saturday that she was "desperately in need of a job... More »

Former NFL QB Erik Kramer Attempts Suicide

Ex-wife blames attempt on 'brain injury'

(Newser) - Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer was wounded on Tuesday night after shooting himself in an LA-area motel room, NBC News reports, in what Los Angles County sheriff's deputies and Kramer's ex-wife are characterizing as a suicide attempt. Kramer, 50, was discovered with a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot wound to... More »

Mom of Missing Baby Told Court of Dad's Threats

Infant still missing after suicidal father jumps off Conn. bridge

(Newser) - Authorities resumed searching the Connecticut River today for a 7-month-old baby who they think went off a bridge with his suicidal father. The father—22-year-old Tony Moreno—survived the 120-foot plunge and was pulled from the water by firefighters Sunday night, reports NBC Connecticut . But there's still no sign... More »

Grieving Pilot Survives Suicide Try Without a Scratch

He says his dead son's voice guided him to his cellphone

(Newser) - Two years after Mark Darling of Eaton, Colo., lost his young adult son in a car accident, the grieving pilot, who's flown his whole life but hasn't had a license in years, took his Cessna 172F high-wing airplane for one last ride over Rocky Mountain National Park, reports... More »

Man Tries to Feed Himself to Tigers

Incredibly, suicide plan does not work

(Newser) - A 27-year-old Chinese man chose what has to be one of the most painful-sounding ways to attempt suicide: On Sunday, Yang Jinhai climbed a tree at the Chengdu Zoo and lowered himself into the tiger enclosure, where he "performed exaggerated movements" for 20 minutes, trying to get the tigers... More »

Boy, 11, Attempts Suicide Over My Little Pony Bullying

Michael Morones may suffer life-long brain damage

(Newser) - An 11-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina, boy who attempted suicide did so after he was bullied over his affection for the My Little Pony cartoon . Michael Morones is "the kid that never walks. He dances everywhere," his mom tells ABC 11 . But on the evening of Jan. 23, overcome... More »

Boy Sets Himself on Fire in School Cafeteria

16-year-old refused to explain suicide attempt in online note

(Newser) - Horror in Colorado: A student walked into his high school's cafeteria today, doused himself in oil, and set himself on fire, burning 80% of his body and leaving people grasping for answers, NBC 9 Colorado reports. The 16-year-old, whose name was withheld, is now hospitalized in critical condition. He... More »

Missouri Teen in 'Daisy' Rape Case Attempts Suicide

Daisy Coleman in hospital, says her mother

(Newser) - A Missouri teenager whose allegations of rape against a popular football player and subsequent bullying became a national story is in the hospital after a suicide attempt, reports Fox4KC . Daisy Coleman, who says she was raped in 2012 at age 14 by a 17-year-old boy who got her drunk at... More »

Raiders Fan Saves Stadium Jumper— With Own Body

Both are badly injured in the process

(Newser) - When a woman jumped from the third floor of the Oakland Coliseum to the second-floor concourse, a man was there to break her fall; both ended up hospitalized, but police say the man saved the woman's life. After spotting the woman about to jump following yesterday's Raiders game,... More »

Bus Driver Stops, Pulls Woman Off Ledge

Buffalo man credited with preventing a suicide

(Newser) - A Buffalo bus driver is getting the hero's treatment after stopping his bus to get a suicidal young woman off a bridge overpass, reports WIVB-TV . Darnell Barton, who had just picked up about two dozen high school students, spotted the woman on the wrong side of the ledge, seemingly... More »

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