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By Orlando Sentinel | November 27, 1992
Orlando Magic forward Brian Williams, who is suffering from clinical depression, said yesterday that he attempted suicide last month by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.Williams, who was removed from the Magic's active roster indefinitely Monday because of his condition, said his depression led to the suicide attempt.In a telephone interview from his home in Orlando, Fla., Williams, a former University of Maryland player who finished his college career at Arizona, said he took an overdose of sleeping pills because "the intent was to go to the end and back."
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Baltimore police charged a 57-year-old man in a South Baltimore fatal stabbing of a woman they say was his fiancee. Investigators say William Thornsberry killed Sara Harris, a woman they said he was in a relationship with on Saturday inside a house in the 1500 block of Marshall St. They charged him with murder and weapons charges and he remains in jail without bail, police said. An attorney for Thornsberry was not listed in online court records, and a relative could not be located.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1998
The double-murder trial of Smith Harper Dean III, a Hampstead pit-beef entrepreneur who attempted suicide last week, was postponed again yesterday, and officials will decide in two weeks when, or if, the trial can be rescheduled.Dean, 39, remained under guard at Carroll County General Hospital yesterday with heart-related problems attributed to an overdose of anti-depressant medication he apparently hoarded, authorities said.Dean was found semiconscious in an isolation cell at the county detention center at 11: 20 p.m. Wednesday, jail officials said, and was taken to the Westminster hospital, where he was in critical condition for about two days.
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By Chris Korman and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2013
A 22-year-old man who attempted suicide at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup over the weekend is back at the facility and under 24-hour watch, officials said Sunday. Demetrius Hunt, 22, who was serving an 18-month sentence for second-degree assault, tried to hang himself using a bed sheet Saturday afternoon, county officials said. He was taken to Howard County General Hospital with a neck contusion, then returned to the detention center Saturday evening. "He is under 24-hour supervision," said Mark Miller, a spokesman for Howard County.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | June 16, 1998
The double-murder trial of Smith Harper Dean III, a Hampstead pit-beef entrepreneur who attempted suicide last week, was postponed again yesterday, and officials will decide in two weeks when, or if, the trial can be rescheduled.Dean, 39, remained under guard at Carroll County General Hospital yesterday with heart-related problems attributed to an overdose of anti-depressant medication he apparently hoarded, authorities said.Dean was found semiconscious in an isolation cell at the county Detention Center at 11: 20 p.m. Wednesday, jail officials said, and was taken to the Westminster hospital, where he was in critical condition for about two days.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Baltimore police charged a 57-year-old man in a South Baltimore fatal stabbing of a woman they say was his fiancee. Investigators say William Thornsberry killed Sara Harris, a woman they said he was in a relationship with on Saturday inside a house in the 1500 block of Marshall St. They charged him with murder and weapons charges and he remains in jail without bail, police said. An attorney for Thornsberry was not listed in online court records, and a relative could not be located.
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By Encyclopedia of Literature | September 13, 1998
Sylvia Plath(1932-1963)A poet who wrote using intense imagery and focus, Plath was little known at the time of her death by suicide, but became well-recognized posthumously.She drew from her own experiences to write her only novel, "The Bell Jar." Appearing first under a pseudonym, the book describes the emotional breakdown, attempted suicide and eventual recovery of a college girl.The Collection of Poems, which includes many previously unpublished poems, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1981.
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September 20, 1991
Keith Millard, the Minnesota Vikings' All-Pro defensive tackle, decided to have knee surgery and will be lost for the rest of the season."The best thing for me right now is surgery so I can continue my career," said Millard, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee early last season."
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1997
Carroll County Sheriff John H. Brown says the detention center has become so overcrowded that he might have to house prisoners in tents or farm them out to other facilities at a daily cost of $50 per person.Brown said Friday that he may begin taking action today to relieve crowding if the County Commissioners do not heed his warning and push state officials to speed the start of construction of a $6.1 million jail expansion.The Westminster facility, which was built to house 120, had 164 inmates Friday morning.
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August 1, 1991
A winless season and poor attendance ended the dream for officials of the Raleigh-Durham (N.C.) Skyhawks, and the World League of American Football team shut down yesterday.It is now the property of the WLAF, and the possibility remains that the team could be moved -- possibly to WashingtonBut Fairfax, Va., businessman Jim Speros, who is spearheadingthe Washington bid, said he would rather have an expansion franchise than an existing team that went 0-10 in its debut season.* JACKSONVILLE: The president of an organization formed to lure a NFL expansion team here resigned after being charged with offering an undercover officer $40 for oral sex. Arthur "Chick" Sherrer, a spokesman for the group but not a prospective owner, denied the charge.
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By David Kohn and David Kohn,david.kohn@baltsun.com | November 15, 2008
After calling him a threat, a Harford County District Court judge denied bail yesterday to a Baltimore County man accused of killing a mother and son last week in a head-on crash in Bel Air. Christopher H. Lentz, 37, of Glen Arm, remains in the Harford County Detention Center after being charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter. "It is pretty clear that Mr. Lentz does pose a substantial risk to the community," said District Judge Victor K. Butanis. The fatal accident occurred when Lentz's Jeep Cherokee crashed into a Saturn minivan on the Bel Air Bypass last Friday, killing Katherine S. Brady, 31, and her son, Wilson Brady, 8, of Perry Hall, police said.
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By Justin Fenton | January 5, 2008
A man who was mistakenly released from a Baltimore prison in November, though he is accused of sex assault involving a cattle prod, attempted to kill himself in a Louisiana jail Wednesday, according to law enforcement officials. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office said that Ronald Lee Moore used a nylon string from a mesh laundry bag to hang himself from an air-conditioning vent. Deputies discovered Moore about 4 p.m. and administered CPR, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 20, 2005
A combination of isolation, despair and humiliation has driven a Bahraini captive to attempt suicide at least nine times - one as recently as Monday - at the U.S. interrogation center for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, his lawyer said Friday. Jumah Dossari, 32, tried to yank stitches out of his arm from a suicide attempt last month, according to U.S. military affidavits filed in federal court. The military defends its treatment of Dossari and says it has provided him with a variety of amusements, including a screening of the Oscar-winning movie Gladiator and permission to chat with fellow prisoners while recovering in a hospital bed. The Dossari case is the latest effort by civilian attorneys to get federal judges to address Guantanamo conditions by seeking injunctions in some of the 300-plus habeas corpus petitions filed in Washington.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2005
After a months-long forensic investigation, Anne Arundel County police confirmed Wednesday that a Riviera Beach couple were shot inside their home in an attempted murder and suicide. Autopsy reports and other tests showed that Christopher Carmen Crocetti, 47, shot his wife, Karen Alice Crocetti, 43, before turning the gun on himself, said Sgt. Shawn Urbas, a police spokesman. He died and she survived. About 9:45 p.m. Sept. 23, authorities were called to the couple's Kenwood Road home by the Crocettis' son, who had found the two suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
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By Liz F. Kay and Laura Loh and Liz F. Kay and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2004
A series of arguments prompted by a stolen bicycle apparently led to an attempted murder-suicide Wednesday night that left two Pasadena men hospitalized yesterday, Anne Arundel County police and a victim's relatives said. Darien Lateef Hudson, 25, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where police officials said Wednesday he was brain-dead. Anne Arundel County police said Hudson shot himself once in the head after fleeing the scene of a shooting just outside Freetown Village. Earlier Wednesday evening, police found Joseph Francis Queen, 27, with a gunshot wound to the upper body.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2003
The 38-year-old Essex man who authorities say blew up his house while trying to kill himself was arrested yesterday and charged with seven counts of reckless endangerment -- one for each of the seven people injured in the Nov. 2 explosion, Baltimore County police said. After surrendering to fire investigators in White Marsh, Cecil W. Himes Jr. was being held on $100,000 bail at the White Marsh precinct late yesterday, police said. Himes, who was trapped in the rubble of the duplex with two firefighters, is accused of removing a length of natural gas pipe from the clothes dryer in the basement of his home in an attempt to asphyxiate himself.
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July 10, 1991
Police: Ex-Patriot Collins tried suicideFormer New England Patriots running back Tony Collins, whose NFL career was shortened by drug use, apparently drove his car into a lake early yesterday in what Orlando, Fla., police said was a suicide attempt.Collins, 32, was rescued from his car after it went into Lake Ivanhoe near downtown Orlando. The police officer on the scene, Patrick Schneider, treated the incident as an attempted suicide and invoked the Baker Act.Under provisions of the Baker Act, a state mental health statute that allows someone to be held for examination if officials believe he could be a danger to himself or others, Collins was transferred to the Crisis Stabilization Unit from Florida Hospital Orlando after being found free of physical injury.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Sun Staff Writer | April 28, 1994
Baltimore Comptroller Jacqueline F. McLean's approaching court date was delayed yesterday as her lawyers sought an agreement with the state prosecutor in which she would plead guilty to misconduct and stealing thousands in city funds.Mrs. McLean, who attempted suicide two weeks ago by taking large quantities of prescription drugs with alcohol, remains despondent and in a psychiatric hospital, her attorney told a judge.Attorney M. Cristina Gutierrez obtained a postponement of Mrs. McLean's rearraignment from Monday to May 10, after saying the comptroller's fragile emotional state would prevent her from appearing in court.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | November 18, 2003
Baltimore County fire investigators ruled yesterday that the natural gas explosion that leveled an Essex duplex this month, trapping a homeowner and two firefighters in the rubble, was the result of a suicide attempt. No charges have been filed against Cecil W. Himes Jr., 38, who allegedly opened the gas line in the basement of his house in the 500 block of Chalcot Square, said Elise Armacost, a Fire Department spokeswoman. Seven people were injured in the explosion Nov. 2. Himes was in good condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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