Jacintha Saldanha

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UK to Oz: Maybe Charge the Royal Hoax DJs, OK?

But British police won't be charging them

(Newser) - British police won't be charging the Australian DJs who prank-called a London hospital, pretending to be the queen, with tragic consequences . However, today they asked Australian police to consider criminal charges against Mel Greig and Michael Christian, Reuters reports. British prosecutors found no evidence of wrongdoing under British law,... More »

Kate Middleton Nurse Tried to Kill Herself Twice Before

Overdosed on pills last December in India; was put on anti-depressants

(Newser) - Jacintha Saldanha's suicide in the wake of the Kate Middleton prank call was actually her third attempt on her own life, reports the Daily Mail , citing Indian newspaper reports. Saldanha tried to kill herself while in India last December by overdosing on pills, but survived after being rushed to... More »

Australian DJs in Hoax May Face Criminal Charges

Scotland Yard looking into it

(Newser) - The Australian DJs whose royal hoax led to the suicide of a nurse they duped might face criminal charges, reports news.com.au . Scotland Yard says it working with the Crown Protection Service to determine whether any laws were broken, without providing more details. Meanwhile, Australia's media watchdog is... 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 »

Nurse in Royal Prank Hanged Herself

Jacintha Saldanha found in her room at staff housing

(Newser) - Jacintha Saldanha , the nurse who answered the now-infamous prank call asking about the health of Kate Middleton, was found hanged in her room at the hospital's nearby staff housing, Sky News reports. The contents of a suicide note she left behind still have not been revealed. London police... More »

Aussie Radio to Give $525K to Dead Nurse's Family

Saldanha's family seeks full investigation into her death

(Newser) - The Australian radio station behind one of the most infamous prank calls ever is donating its advertising revenue for the rest of the year to the family of Jacintha Saldanha , the British nurse who apparently killed herself in wake of the call she put through to Kate Middleton's hospital... More »

Teary Aussie DJs 'Gutted' Over Nurse's Death

Radio station says it tried to contact hospital 5 times before airing recording

(Newser) - Australian DJs Michael Christian and Mel Greig have broken their silence on their royal prank call gone horribly wrong , reports the Guardian , tearfully telling an interviewer that they're "shattered, gutted, heartbroken" over the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha. "No one could've imagined this to happen,"... More »

UK Cops Look for Aussie Investigation Into Royal Hoax

DJs could face charges for using 'listening device'

(Newser) - Scotland Yard is hoping to take the investigation into the tragic royal prank call Down Under: As the BBC reports, UK police have reached out to their Australian counterparts about investigating the radio DJs who prank-called the hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated for morning sickness. "They haven'... More »

DJs in Royal Hoax Taken Off Air

Move comes after nurse they duped apparently kills herself

(Newser) - The Australian radio hosts whose royal hoax led to the apparent suicide of the nurse they tricked are off the air for the time being, reports the Guardian . Sydney station 2Day FM said Mel Greig and Michael Christian were "both deeply shocked" at the death of Jacintha Saldanha. "... More »

Suicide Eyed in Death of Nurse Who Fell for 'Queen' Prank

She put call through to Kate Middleton's nurse

(Newser) - That funny story of a couple of hospital workers who fell for a prank call from "the queen," allowing two radio DJs to speak to Kate Middleton's nurse, is now a tragic story: The receptionist who answered the call and put it through to Middleton's nurse... More »

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