Japan Appoints Minister of Loneliness

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Japan is taking a new initiative to combat the rising rate of suicide in the country. Appointed to the role, ‘Minister of Loneliness’, Tetsushi Sakamoto is tasked with easing the spike in sentiments of depression and isolation across the country.

Remembering Hana Kimura

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Last year during the start of the pandemic, I did what any average person would do. I binged watched the hell out of Netflix. Started out with some Fyre Festival drama, then indulged in the spectacle that was Tiger King. Eventually my boyfriend and I decided to explore the Japanese reality series called, “Terrace House.”

When Kimura made her debut on Terrace House, she was a bubbly, effervescent, force of nature. It was difficult not to be drawn to her positive attitude, signature bubblegum pink hair, and beaming smile. She easily made friends with her housemates and was excited to show the world of women’s wrestling. It was perhaps her unshakable sunny disposition that drove the production team behind the scenes to push the young athlete to her emotional limit.

Unborn Baby Saved After Murder-Suicide

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Police in Scottsboro, Alabama, received a call Wednesday morning at around 6:15 a.m. about a suspicious vehicle stopped in a local roadway. 8-months pregnant Amber Michelle Coffman, 35, and Owen Deangelo Williamson, 33 appeared to have suffered fatal gunshot wounds. Both were dead on-site.

Family Sues Robinhood over Suicide of Son

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Robinhood has seen its share of the spotlight in more recent times in lieu of the unexpected rise and fall of the Reddit backed GameStop stock. This time the app is under a different kind of limelight. Paralyzed with the thought that his family would have to cover the $178,000 they did not possess; Alex rode his bike in front of a train.

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Dr. Narumanchi Fatally Shoots Pediatrician

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Texas pediatrician Dr. Bharat Narumanchi fatally shot Dr. Katherine Dodson during a hostage situation in the offices of Children’s Medical Group on Tuesday before turning the gun on himself. Dr. Narumanchi, 43, was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and had visited the medical offices just last week to apply for a volunteer position.

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Police Officers Dead After Capitol Riot

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According to a statement that was released by USCP, officer Brian D. Sicknick, 42, died on Thursday after succumbing to injuries that he sustained the day prior “while physically engaging with the protestors.” Another Capitol Police officer, Howard Liebengood, died by suicide three days after the riot.

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The 12 Murders of Christmas

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‘Tis the season for Christmas carols and cheer, but here’s a list of holiday’s to fear: The 12 Murders of Christmas, or the 12 Christmases that went terribly wrong and were decidedly devoid of good tidings, comfort, and joy. 

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Fort Hood Review: 14 Senior Officers Punished

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Fort Hood, the Army’s Armored Corps base, is under intensified scrutiny after the Army announced Tuesday that investigations into the 31 soldier deaths that occurred in 2020 will result in the punishment of 14 senior officers. According to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, the issues at Fort Hood (including sexual harassment and sexual assault) are “directly related to leadership failure.”

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Daisy Coleman’s Mother Dies by Suicide

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Four months after her daughter Daisy Coleman took her own life, Melinda Coleman died of apparent suicide on Sunday night. Melinda’s husband died in 2007 and her youngest son, Tristan, died in 2018 — both in car crashes. On August 4, Melinda lost Daisy to suicide.

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Homicide detective killed by wife in murder-suicide

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A Washington, D.C., detective and seasoned police officer was found dead Friday night after an apparent murder-suicide, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Timothy and Christina Francis were found deceased together in their bedroom. Police believe Christina had shot her husband before shooting herself.

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Nate Burrell, “60 Days In” Star, Commits Suicide

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Nate Burrell, who had participated in two seasons of A&E’s 60 Days In, publicly committed suicide in downtown Allegan, Michigan on Saturday. Prior to his suicide, Burrell posted a long note on Facebook outlining his plan and saying goodbye to his loved ones. Burrell, a former Marine, also used his suicide note to urge for mental health care reform within America — especially for veterans.

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Elderly Couple Dies in Murder-Suicide

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An elderly couple’s death was ruled a murder-suicide after they were reported missing Friday night. Lee and Stella Vigil, originally from New Mexico, were found near the Santa Fe Trail in Colorado Springs. Lee, 73, and Stella, 72, died of gunshot wounds.

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‘Twitter killer’ confesses to nine murders

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Takahiro Shiraishi known as ‘twitter killer’ has pleaded guilty to murder in court Wednesday. Shiraishi, 29, was arrested in 2017 when police found body parts in his apartment. The serial murderer targeted women contemplating suicide on Twitter claiming he could help them die or commit suicide with them. 

Daisy Coleman, Subject Of Netflix’s ‘Audrie & Daisy,’ Dies By Suicide At Age 23

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One of the subjects of a Netflix documentary that took a look at the impact and trauma of sexual assault has died by suicide at age 23. Daisy Coleman, who was a main subject of the documentary “Audrie & Daisy,” was found dead after police performed a welfare check at her home, Coleman’s mother said on Facebook.

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Woman Dies By Suicide After She And Boyfriend Are Arrested For Hiring Hitman To Kill Their Exes

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When prominent Houston veterinarian Valerie McDaniel started dating Leon Jacob, she thought she had met the man of her dreams. The two were newly single, and Jacob helped take Valerie’s mind off the difficult divorce and custody battle with her former husband and business partner, Marion “Mack” McDaniel III.

When Valerie feared she would lose custody of her daughter, Jacob (who had ex-girlfriend problems of his own), had the perfect solution: hire a hitman to murder both of their exes. In the end, their deadly plot — which is explored in “Murder for Hire,” premiering Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6/5c on Oxygen — did not turn out as planned.

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Death Of Couple Initially Viewed As Possible Murder-Suicide Was Actually Drunken Accident, Police Say

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The death of a young New York couple was actually an accident — rather than a murder-suicide as suggested in earlier reports, police have concluded. Jonathan Fava, 26, and Kelly Lynn Bray, 25, were killed on the night of March 4; while early reports speculated that murder and suicide were the causes of death for the young pair, the Southampton Town Police said last week that the shootings deaths were, in fact, a tragic accident, The Southampton Press reported.

COVID-19 Researcher ‘On Verge’ Of ‘Significant’ Breakthrough Gunned Down In Suspected Murder-Suicide

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A Pittsburgh scientist, who was supposedly “on the verge” of a “significant” discovery related to COVID-19, wasn’t killed in connection with his research, police said. Instead, investigators believe Dr. Bing Liu’s murder was related to a suspected love triangle.

Couple’s Deaths in Kewaunee County Apparent Murder-Suicide

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The deaths of a husband and wife found in their Kewaunee County appear to be the result of a murder-suicide, sheriff’s officials said.

The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department says 71-year-old Dennis McMillan shot his 56-year-old wife, Laura McMillan, multiple times Friday night before turning the gun on himself.

Secunda man shoots wife, son and mother then himself

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The Secunda community is reeling in shock after a man shot his wife, their disabled child, his mother and then himself.

The police were called to the grisly scene on Friday at around 08:00 after Lizelle Naude, 52, failed to show up at the school, where she was employed as a teacher.

Andries Lee of Romans Security had visited the Naude couple’s house, where he discovered the dead bodies.

Thousands of Texts at Center of Case Against Woman Charged in Boyfriend’s Suicide

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The local district attorney has charged Ms. You, 21, with involuntary manslaughter, arguing that her psychological treatment of Mr. Urtula over the course of an 18-month relationship was wanton and reckless and that it created life-threatening conditions that she had a duty to alleviate.
The case has raised questions about the role of one person’s words or actions in another person’s suicide, about youthful relationships that unspool in mind-boggling numbers of text messages, and about the use of those messages in a criminal prosecution.

Father of radio presenter killed by train slams suicide verdict

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The father of a former BBC journalist who died after being hit by a train has criticised a coroner for ruling her death as a suicide.

Mother-of-two Kelly Jobanputra, 40, from Swindon, Wiltshire, left her home to go shopping on April 26 but died after stepping on to a railway line into the path of an oncoming train, an inquest heard.

The hearing concluded that Mrs Jobanputra, who spent 15 years presenting on local BBC radio stations before heading to London to work for Radio 6 Music, had taken her life – which her family say ignores their views about her actions being a cry for help.