Bizarre Double Suicide Attempt

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  1. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Men survive gruesome suicide attempt

    Published on: 03/09/07
    Two Atlanta men survived an attempt to kill themselves Friday by cutting off their arms with a circular saw, according to Atlanta Police Major Lane Hagin.

    The men managed to sever three of their arms about six inches above the wrist, he said.


    The two men — ages 40 and 41 — left a suicide note with the manager of their Atlanta apartment building saying they were committing suicide because their business had failed and they were recently diagnosed with HIV, Hagin said.

    After reading the note, the manager called police who found the two men in their apartment with "a lot of blood," the major said.

    Their names were not released. Police spokesman Steve Coleman said both were in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital late Friday and will undergo psychiatric evaluation.

    No charges will be filed in the incident, police said

    http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/stories/2007/03/09/0309suicide.html?imw=Y


    This just confuses me. Why would anyone who wanted to die do this?
     
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  3. dingo

    dingo Former Member

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    Beats me South.....you would think they could come up with something a little less messy:eek:
     
  4. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    That's what I thought- there's gotta be an easier way than that lol, geez why would they cut their arms off? - just take an overdose and be done with it.
     
  5. dingo

    dingo Former Member

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    Theyre armless now.......
     
  6. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Well exactly - I mean there must by a psych issue going on bigtime...I guess we can at least be glad they didn't take out any others.
     
  7. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    lol Dingo.
     
  8. csds703

    csds703 Former Member

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    Didn't they realize they had no arms left to sever the fourth one? LOL

    Sorry, I'm in a silly mood today and this story is too weird.
     
  9. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    Oh definitely, that's not normal killing yourself behaviour lol

    Sorry I shouldnt joke about something so serious, they must have been in alot of pain to do something like that to themselves.
     
  10. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    Oh I'm sorry but that cracked me up.
     
  11. csds703

    csds703 Former Member

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    We should not be joking about this, but it really is such a bizarre way to try and kill yourself.
    I hope they get the help they need. Seriously.
     
  12. dingo

    dingo Former Member

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    They didnt have any concern for other people ..and Im sorry .....but Im having a hard time finding any sympathy for them
     
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    missacorah New Member

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    Lol I know this is serious but what a fantastic point!
     
  14. csds703

    csds703 Former Member

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    The fact that they had HIV and chose such a bloody demise shows me that they were pretty angry people.
     
  15. dingo

    dingo Former Member

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    Thats what I mean csds.....they had no regard for anybody...almost the opposite
     
  16. Mabel

    Mabel Former Member

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    That's exactly what I wondered. They really didn't think this through, did they?
     
  17. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    I've read some other bizarre suicide attempts and successes along these lines (including a death by ball point pen - if you can imagine), but usually they are accompanied by statements that the people were hearing voices from God, etc...these guys said they were doing it because of a failed business. Just too weird for words!

    I don't wonder how they ran a business into the ground given the profound lack of forethought given to this venture....
     
  18. dingo

    dingo Former Member

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    Theyre certainly not the sharpest tools in the shed
     
  19. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    :laugh: :laugh:

    No pun intended, right Dingo??!!
     
  20. dingo

    dingo Former Member

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    :) :) :slap: me:)
     
  21. OneLostGrl

    OneLostGrl I'm going against the grain- I'm going sane

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    Geeze!!! what an odd way to attempt suicide. I wonder why they chose that rather than a more "mainstream" attempt.
     

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