Most bizzare suicide

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You gotta read this to believe it!

http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~susan/joke/suicide.htm wrote:
1994's Most Bizarre Suicide
Don Harper Mills

At the 1994 annual awards dinner given by the American Association for Forensic Sciences, AAFS President Don Harper Mills astounded his audience in San Diego with the legal complications of a bizarre death. Here is the story...

On March 23 the medical examiner viewed the body of Ronald Opus and concluded that he died from a gunshot wound of the head caused by a shotgun. Investigation to that point had revealed that the decedent had jumped from the top of a ten story building with the intent to commit suicide. (He left a note indicating his despondency.) As he passed the 9th floor on the way down, his life was interrupted by a shotgun blast through a window, killing him instantly. Neither the shooter nor the decedent was aware that a safety net had been erected at the 8th floor level to protect some window washers, and that the decedent would not have been able to complete his intent to commit suicide because of this...

Ordinarily a person who starts into motion the events with a suicide intent ultimately commits suicide even though the mechanism might be not what he intended. That he was shot on the way to certain death nine stories below probably would not change his mode of death from suicide to homicide, but the fact that his suicide intent would not have been achieved under any circumstance caused the medical examiner to feel that he had homicide on his hands...

Further investigation led to the discovery that the room on the 9th floor from whence the shotgun blast emanated was occupied by an elderly man and his wife. He was threatening her with the shotgun because of an interspousal spat and became so upset that he could not hold the shotgun straight. Therefore, when he pulled the trigger, he completely missed his wife, and the pellets went through the window, striking the decedent.

When one intends to kill subject A, but kills subject B in the attempt, one is guilty of the murder of subject B. The old man was confronted with this conclusion, but both he and his wife were adamant in stating that neither knew that the shotgun was loaded. It was the longtime habit of the old man to threaten his wife with an unloaded shotgun. He had no intent to murder her; therefore, the killing of the decedent appeared then to be accident. That is, the gun had been accidentally loaded...

But further investigation turned up a witness that their son was seen loading the shotgun approximately six weeks prior to the fatal accident. That investigation showed that the mother (the old lady) had cut off her son's financial support, and her son, knowing the propensity of his father to use the shotgun threateningly, loaded the gun with the expectation that the father would shoot his mother. The case now becomes one of murder on the part of the son for the death of Ronald Opus...

Further investigation revealed that the son became increasingly despondent over the failure of his attempt to get his mother murdered. This led him to jump off the ten story building on March 23, only to be killed by a shotgun blast through a 9th story window.

The medical examiner closed the case as a suicide.

Source: http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk
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That is pretty damn freaky. The son died from the bullet he put in his dads gun that he had hoped his dad would use to shoot his mother. When shooting his mother the bullet actually missed and hit the son who incidently was in the process of killing himself due to the frustration he had due to his dads failure to kills his mum.

That is pretty freaky!

In a way, i do believe that this comes down to Karma. Infact, this is possibly the clearest case of Karma i've read anywhere.
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Sounds fake, but also sounds cool enough not to question it.

Like the magicians magic trick - you know he didn't really saw the woman in half, but it's fun to believe he did and just be in awe at the magic of it all.
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Maybe it's fake, maybe it isn't, but it's damn freaky and awesome at the same time.

I sometimes tend to believe in once-in-a-world time events...
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Bogey wrote:
I sometimes tend to believe in once-in-a-world time events..


I agree. Sometimes it's hard to believe in something as unlikely as this to happen. But sometimes the incredibly odd really does happen.

Crazy story though.
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Has anyone the Faces of death film? Real life is much more terrible than any blockbuster...
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he killed himself in the end, just not the way he intended
...things than make you go hmmmm...
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wow, this is really really crazy, this is actually pretty unbelievable ... wow ... I don't know what to say ...
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Sorry guys, It is fake

But that would suck :P
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Oh well. It was a good read anyway :D

Thanks though for pointing out the actuality of it.

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