Former nurse William Francis Melchert-Dinkel had a habit of visit chat rooms for depressed people. When a person began to talk of suicide, Melchert-Dinkel would encourage them to do it while he watched via webcam.
Bellevue, Washington, man Brian J. Parry, 50, seems to have taken advantage of a local gun safety class, intended to introduce people to the safe use of handguns, and used the opportunity to kill himself.
Christina Black, 52, had been living in an Arizona prison since 1999, when she was sentenced to life for using a kiwi to kill her grandmother. Yesterday, Black, who had a reported history of “mental problems” was found dead at the Perryville prison complex in Goodyear.
Serial killer Israel Keyes was arrested on March 12, 2012 for the murder of Samantha Koenig, but soon revealed that he had killed as many as 12 people. Police tied him to only three murders before Keyes decided to kill himself. The following four-page note was found under his body, bloodstained and illegible.
Micah Moore, a member of a cult-like prayer group, was arraigned last week for murder of Bethany Deaton, the wife of the group’s spiritual leader, Tyler Deaton. Moore had allegedly confessed to killing Bethany in order to keep her from revealing the sexual abuse she was subjected to by members of the group. An attorney for Moore says Bethany committed suicide.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: After announcing it on Facebook, a Florida woman tried and failed to commit suicide after having shot and killed her 6-month-old son.
A look at five recent cases involving Russian roulette, the deadly game of chance in which a player spins the partially loaded barrel of a revolver, then places the gun to his head and fires.
In the pre-internet era, news of teenage indiscretions might travel around the high school hallways. Now they are broadcast to the world. Too often, the cyber-bullying of vulnerable teenage girls leads to self-mutiliation or even suicide. Two teenaged girls recently killed themselves after posting heart-wrenching messages on social media. On the flip side, another teen might have been saved by the online activist group Anonymous, who stepped in to defend a 15 year-old girl from cyber-bullies and trolls.
Scrawls "F*** Obama!" on his will.
After a fight with his wife, a man holding his two-year-old child sat perched on the windowsill of his high-rise apartment, ready to jump. This video, shot October 16 in Xining City, China, shows police and fire personnel launching a rescue operation to prevent the man from taking his own life and that of his innocent young child.