Thursday, January 26, 2006

A man participates in a suicide pact and fails to die, getting convicted later of manslaughter for the death of the other person in the pact.

Moral of the story: get it right the first time.


Anonymous said...

The article raises more questions than it answers. How come he didn't die if he used the majority of the heroin? Kind of ironic too, this situation, when he was engaging in a suicide pact, hoping she would not die. Weird.

euclid said...

It's possible he was a chronic user and had thus built up a tolerance whereas she could have been someone who didn't have a tolerance for narcotics.

It's also possible the guy was lying. Whether he was really trying to die or no, though, the incident suggests to me that an unsuccessful attempt nearly always leads to less than desirable consequences.