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Monday, April 7, 2008

“This is Creepy”

posted by on April 7 at 12:05 PM

So says Slog tipper Matthew, rightly, about this story.

Headline: Man with Suicide Victim’s Heart Takes Own Life.

Sub-headline: He even married the donor’s widow after the transplant 12 years ago.

Full story here.

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Attention whore.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 7, 2008 12:10 PM

anyone looking into the wife?

Posted by Jiberish | April 7, 2008 12:16 PM

I blame guns. It not true that suicidal people will eventually find a way to do themselves in. That's why the Aurora bridge fence is a good idea. If they survive their moment of crisis, they can get help and stay alive. But when you've got guns lying around everywhere, this is what you get.

Posted by elenchos | April 7, 2008 12:16 PM

The superstitious part of me wants to believe that somehow a piece of his tormented soul remained with the transplanted heart...

But the Realist in me says the wife was a harpy that eventually drove her husbands to suicide.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | April 7, 2008 12:17 PM

@2: I was thinking the same thing. TWO "suicidal" husbands? I feel bad for her kids.

Posted by Aislinn | April 7, 2008 12:28 PM

@3, that's very true. Part of the reason that men commit suicide more often than women, even though women attempt suicide more often than men, is that men tend to choose more effective means, including guns. If you're using a less effective means, it might delay you long enough to rethink it.

Posted by julia | April 7, 2008 12:37 PM

This is the kind of story that gets turned in to a "Ripped from the Headlines" episode of Law & Order.

Posted by Hernandez | April 7, 2008 1:00 PM

Reminds me of a movie.

Posted by keshmeshi | April 7, 2008 1:01 PM

2 4 and 5 beat me to it

Posted by frede | April 7, 2008 1:12 PM

I'm trying to figure out if this is Hitchcockian, Almodovarian, Coen-ian, or Watersian...or just fcuked up.

Posted by michael strangeways | April 7, 2008 1:33 PM

I'm thinking it's Innaritu-an, since it so closely mirrors the plot of 21 Grams.

Posted by thelyamhound | April 7, 2008 1:38 PM

I thought the creepy part was the wife 30 years his junior.

But, hey man, way to lock that up. Whatta player.

Posted by Monty | April 7, 2008 1:39 PM

The widow's name: Courtney Love

Posted by Mahtli69 | April 8, 2008 12:57 AM

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