Cedars raises a good point but another potential consideration - Just speculating but I wonder if the pain is a factor. Not saying those poor babies didn't suffer, but that's not something the person carrying out the act experiences. Cutting yourself hurts, if you want to do it particularly deeply it hurts - a lot. The actual act of jumping doesn't hurt, until you hit the ground, by which point it's out of your hands.
Timeline of Duxbury killings: Prosecutor lays out case against Lindsay ClancyPlymouth officials presented investigators' timeline of events at Lindsay Clancy's arraignment on Tuesday.www.masslive.com
Timeline. It notes that Patrick said her wounds were no longer bleeding when he found her; I wonder if that means they weren’t as deep as she had wanted them to be. I don’t know how long it takes wounds to stop bleeding. I think she intended to die; I wonder why she couldn’t do it? Is it just that thing where you can’t make the psychological jump to end your life? Maybe throwing herself out the window was the thing that was her last chance?
I have no statistics but I would expect a lot of people who manage to kill themselves via cutting have taken a substantial quantity of alcohol or other substance.