Confirmation Of Huckaby Suicide Attempt Prior to Arrest

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  1. Lamont Cranston

    Lamont Cranston New Member

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    For what it's worth, wasn't sure to put this somewhere
    else or not. Move or remove if this confirmation has already
    been brought up. LC



    Accused Tracy Murderer Tried To Kill Herself
    TRACY (CBS 5 / AP) ―

    The Sunday school teacher accused with raping and murdering an 8-year-old Tracy girl attempted suicide days before her arrest in the case, CBS News has learned.

    Melissa Huckaby was hospitalized after swallowing three X-Acto knife blades, reports CBS News correspondent John Blackstone. She remained under suicide watch after being formally charged Tuesday with kidnapping, raping and murdering her daughter's playmate, Sandra Cantu.


    Link to full story: http://cbs5.com/crime/Melissa.Huckaby.suicide.2.985418.html
     
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  3. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    Nothing says you have a guilty conscience like swallowing X-Acto knife blades does......
     
  4. darlin gal

    darlin gal New Member

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  5. Annette73

    Annette73 New Member

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    OK, internal stomach bleeding explained. This is just outrageous.
     
  6. angeleleven

    angeleleven New Member

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    Ouch!!! That has to hurt. No one in their right mind would do such a thing. That speaks clearly....."guilty".
     
  7. nittany90

    nittany90 New Member

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    Why would an innocent person try to kill herself just days before being arrested for a heinous crime?? Coincidental timing? Coincidental theft of the very same luggage Sandra's body was found in? Coincidental association with the supposed place of death?

    Guess she was telling the truth about the internal bleeding. Now, if she could just tell the truth about the crime.
     
  8. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    :smiliecup: for you Suzi. :)

    Oh man, I see the insanity defense train coming down the tracks.
     
  9. gliving

    gliving Just the facts, ma'am

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    I don't even want to think about X-Acto blades. KWIM?
     
  10. SuziQ

    SuziQ Well-Known Member

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    Gawd, it's sounding like Melissa is absolutely nuts and anything is possible.
     
  11. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    OMG! How could you even do such a thing? :eek::eek: The very thought is just gagging me - I can't stand it!!!!!:eek::eek::eek:

    Salem
     
  12. Ryansgrama

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    How do you swallow x-acto knife blades? Wouldn't they have to do surgery to remove those? They couldn't just leave them in there.. I don't believe this story.:waitasec:
     
  13. Seahorseladydi

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    OMG.... just sick... sick.. sick.....

    IMO
     
  14. Recovering-Lurker

    Recovering-Lurker I'm Back and on My Best Behavior

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    Not necessarily.

    "Ninety percent of swallowed objects successfully pass through the esophagus and into the child’s stomach. Once in the stomach, almost all objects, even sharp ones, go through the small and large intestines and come out mixed in the stool."

    http://www.kidsgrowth.com/resources/articledetail.cfm?id=2280

    I still can't imagine swallowing x-acto blades though. That is some bonkers stuff right there. Plus, I wouldn't think that swallowing 3 blades would kill you.
     
  15. Seahorseladydi

    Seahorseladydi Member

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    bold by me.... Most the time suicide attempts are a cry for help.... again.... IMO
     
  16. warbuckle

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    That did it for me. At first, I was kinda on the fence about whether she could have done this herself, but now I think she did. I would love know what was going through her head at the time, plus its amazing her own daughter is alive.
     
  17. tenaj23

    tenaj23 New Member

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    WOW just WOW!
     
  18. HarvestMoon

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    I think she did it. I also think she was probably abused the same way at some time.
     
  19. Sunburst70791

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    wow. Crazy. This is what I believe and would like to let everyone else know...

    I do NOT believe in being able to plead insanity...I think thats a bunch of horse
    manure....to put it nicely.

    IMO ANYONE who kills another, other than self-defense...IS CRAZY...jmo
     
  20. bogeygal

    bogeygal Registered User

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    I once swallowed a cough drop by accident and my throat was sore for a week! I'm surprised she could even talk at the arraignment!
     
  21. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    Incredible. When we first heard of the possibility she swallowed razor blades, I really thought it was ridiculous. Wow...guess I was wrong. The suicide attempt doesn't surprise me, but the sharp blade swallowing thing is over the top.

    With the drugs mentioned, the suicide attempt, and other things...sure sounds like an Insanity Plea is coming without a doubt. GRRRR!
     

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