2.17.2006

I Think An Involuntary Suicide Is Called Something Else

From the Star-Telegram: TARRANT COUNTY — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the discovery of a man and woman found hanging side by side from a railroad bridge Friday morning in west Tarrant County.Deputies made the discovery after responding to an unrelated report of an abandoned vehicle in Mary’s Creek at 8:11 a.m. near the 100 block of Farm Road 2871. Officials say the bodies, suspended over the shallow creek, were hanging by ropes attached to an old railroad bridge just east of the roadway that is no longer in use. . . . "Right now we’re going to work it as an apparent voluntary suicide," said sheriff's office spokesman Terry Grisham."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Suicide means to kill yourself. That can be voluntarily or involuntarily. For example, if a person on prescription medication were to drink heavily, they might kill themselves (suicide) but not really meaning to. In other words they did not want to die, but they killed themselves.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Technical Tina.

Anonymous said...

Actually, according to Webster's Dictionary: suicide n. the act or an instance of taking one's own life voluntarily and intentionally.

Anonymous said...

Jeeze, lighten up....good catch Barry

comment4U said...

No kidding, last anon! I think the WHOLE point of this post would be exactly that--good catch of a DOPEY statement...you know, an oxymoronic blip.

But, 3:27, love your Webster's bit...=)

Anonymous said...

comment4u, I'm the anon at 3;27...if you use those big words you're gonna baffle most of the readers of this blog. How about a hip-hip hooray for the best oxymoron concerning Wise Co.

Anonymous said...

Criminal Investigation 101:

A suicide is a homicide until the investigation into the deaths are completed.