Latest Suicides News

The Latest: Group says Newtown dad's death is devastating

Mar. 26, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the community of Parkland, Florida, focusing on suicide prevention programs after two survivors of a high school massacre there killed themselves (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A foundation formed by the father of one of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting...

Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves

Mar. 25, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time. But for the survivors, the pain can never end. The father of a Sandy Hook victim killed himself...

Newtown dad who probed violence dies in apparent suicide

Mar. 25, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — On the day of his 6-year-old daughter's funeral, as Jeremy Richman and his wife gathered with loved ones, an idea emerged for a way to channel their grief: a foundation to promote research into the brain pathologies that lead to violence. Within months of the slaying of their...

Authorities say teen accidentally shot herself at gun club

Mar. 25, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

MONTROSE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed herself at a gun club in Iowa. Lee County sheriff's officials say deputies and medics were called around 10:40 a.m. Sunday to the Tri-State Gun Club outside Montrose, a community about 80 miles (129 kilometers) south of...

Clarification: Ferguson Activists-Deaths story

Mar. 21, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — In a story March 17, The Associated Press reported that the deaths of six young men connected with the 2014 anti-police protests in Ferguson have drawn attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. The headline referred to the...

District attorney: Accelerants found in home where 5 died

Mar. 19, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have found evidence that accelerants were used to start a fire at a Massachusetts home in which a family of five was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington on Monday said investigators located evidence of an accelerant in...

Prosecutor: 5 found dead after house fire in murder-suicide

Mar. 15, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

SHEFFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A father of three appears to have killed his wife and his children, then taken his own life and set fire to the family home in rural western Massachusetts, the area's top prosecutor said. Luke Karpinski and Justine Wilbur, both 41, along with their 7-year-old twins and a 3-year-old...

Court reinstates late Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

Mar. 13, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction was reinstated Wednesday in a sweeping ruling from Massachusetts' highest court that does away with the legal principle that made the former NFL star innocent in the eyes of the law after he killed himself in prison. The Supreme Judicial Court unanimously...

The Latest: Lawyers slam restoration of Hernandez conviction

Mar. 13, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the reinstatement of Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction (all times local): 2 p.m. Attorneys for late NFL star Aaron Hernandez are criticizing the state's highest court decision to reinstate his murder conviction. The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday scrapped the legal...

Indonesian woman detonates bomb, killing herself and child

Mar. 13, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The wife of an Islamic militant arrested for plotting attacks in the Indonesian capital detonated a bomb during a siege of their home in North Sumatra, killing herself and her two-year-old child, the national police said Wednesday. The woman is believed to have blown herself up...