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32 year old Matthias Schoormann was a metal head, computer geek and weapons fanatic from Leer in Northern Germany. He was a member of a local Black Metal band called Carpe Noctem and was desperately in love with 27 year old medical assistant Bianca Brust. Unfortunately for Matthias, Bianca did not reciprocate his love. Try as he did, Bianca kept repeatedly turning him down, breaking his Black Metal heart each time. On February 20, 2008 Matthias Schoormann made his last attempt to win Bianca’s heart. As had happened each time before, Bianca showed up only to break his Black Metal heart again. Somewhere in that desperate struggle to impress her, as Bianca once again pushed him away, things got out of control resulting in a struggle out of which Matthias... Read More
Jumping from height can be a very effective method of suicide (providing it is from sufficient height), it does not account for a particularly high percentage of suicides in either the US or the UK. Having said that, in Honk Kong it accounted for over half of all suicides in 20061, so easy access to tall buildings seems to impact the propensity to use this method. The most important factor in suicide by jumping is height Stone states that jumping from 150 feet (46 metres) or higher on land, and 250 feet (76 metres) or more on water, is 95% to 98% fatal. 150 feet/46 metres, equates to roughly 10 to 15 stories in a building, depending on the height of one story. 250 feet is the height of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Gertrude Baniszewski lived in Indianapolis with her seven children. Since she had a tiny income, Baniszewski took in children for the Summer to earn extra money. In 1965, she agreed to board sixteen years old Sylvia Likens and her sister Jenny, who was a year younger. They were the children of two circus workers who were about to go on tour operating a concession stand. Jenny was disabled and could not move about very much (Gertrude Baniszewski cynically thought that a 'cripple' would be an undemanding boarder); perhaps the Likens' decision to spare their daughters from the wandering lifestyle of the circus was influenced by Jennie's condition? Perhaps they wanted time by themselves to patch up their marriage? Their relationship had been through a bad patch (... Read More