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The Tragic Murder-Suicide That Took Phil Hartman’s Talented Life

Phil Hartman was an actor and comedian with a prolific career, famous for his sketches on Saturday Night Live and for his voice acting appearances on the Simpsons.

His colleagues described him as a low-key celebrity and a family man. He and his wife Brynn shared two children together.

On May 28, 1998, Phil was shot three times in his sleep by his wife of ten years.

At about 6:20 a.m., someone called 911 to report that a shooting in the Hartman household. When police arrived they found the couple’s young children, aged 9 and 6 at the time, unharmed. According to CNN, police heard a single shot from a bedroom of the home while they were ushering out the children.

Both Phil and Brynn were found dead in the couple’s bedroom.

“We know for sure (Brynn Hartman) inflicted her own gunshot wound, and she apparently shot herself as the officers were in the

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Bodies Of Mom, 9-Year-Old Daughter Found On New Year’s Eve In Alleged Murder-Suicide

On New Year’s Eve, the body of a woman and her 9-year-old daughter were found inside their Magna, Utah home. Police believe they had been dead for weeks.

Karina Clark, 41 allegedly killed her daughter Madison Clark before shooting herself, CBS News reported.

A church member noticed that something seemed off after he delivered a Christmas gift to the family on their doorstep. That present didn’t move for over a week, so they called the police for a welfare check. Karina and Madison lived alone in the home.

United Police Lt. Brian Lohrke said that the mother suffered from mental health issues. According to CBS, she owned a rifle, which she obtained legally. Both she and her daughter died from gunshot wounds, although Lohrke hinted at further “graphic” details that have not been released.

“We’re not going to release how many [gunshots] or any of

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Man Fatally Shoots Girlfriend In Murder-Suicide Just Days Before He Was Planning To Propose

The family of a Florida man is in shock after he allegedly committed a murder-suicide just 30 minutes after he was seen seemingly “happy.” As the New York Daily News reported, 27-year-old Richard Travis Timilty shot his girlfriend, 26-year-old Holly Given. He then took his own life. The two were found inside their apartment in Palm Beach County on Wednesday.

His family says that Timilty was generally happy in both his personal and professional life. He was apparently very excited about recently being promoted to a fishing boat captain. He was seen drinking with friends the night of the crime. 

“He was smiling. He was happy,” his mother shared about his demeanor the night of the incident. 

“He finally achieved his goal, becoming a boat captain. He had such a bright future,” his father said.

Authorities shared that he had no recorded issues with domestic violence, according to the Palm Beach Post. They had not visited the

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Surgeon Kills His Kids, Ages 9 And 5, In Murder-Suicide Days After Hanging Christmas Decorations

Friends and neighbors are searching for answers this holiday season after a murder-suicide in North Richland Hills, Texas. Rachel Dawson came home Saturday morning to discover the bodies of her children, Luke, age 9, and his sister, 5-year-old Bree, dead from a shotgun blast administered by her husband, Christopher Dawson, who turned the gun on himself after murdering his own children. “They’ve been putting up the Christmas lights,” neighbor Tanner Franklin told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You come out here and see them with the dad. They seemed normal, man.”

The Dawsons were new to the neighborhood, having moved there from Phoenix, Arizona within the past several months. Dr. Christopher Dawson, age 36, began a new job as a surgeon at Baylor Scott White Medical Center-Waxahachie on September 4 but was no longer employed there as of October 20. While they have yet to comment on why Dawson

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Surgeon Kills His Kids, Ages 9 And 5, In Murder-Suicide Days After …

Friends and neighbors are searching for answers this holiday season after a murder-suicide in North Richland Hills, Texas. Rachel Dawson came home Saturday morning to discover the bodies of her children, Luke, age 9, and his sister, 5-year-old Bree, dead from a shotgun blast administered by her husband, Christopher Dawson, who turned the gun on himself after murdering his own children. “They’ve been putting up the Christmas lights,” neighbor Tanner Franklin told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “You come out here and see them with the dad. They seemed normal, man.”

The Dawsons were new to the neighborhood, having moved there from Phoenix, Arizona within the past several months. Dr. Christopher Dawson, age 36, began a new job as a surgeon at Baylor Scott White Medical Center-Waxahachie on September 4 but was no longer employed there as of October 20. While they have yet to comment on why Dawson

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Girlfriend Accidentally Kills Herself While Trying To Stop BF’s Suicide: “If You Are Going To Do It, So Am I”

A woman from England has died in what appears to be an attempt to stop her boyfriend’s suicide. Corinne Hayes, 23 was upset that her boyfriend Brian Marshall, 33, appeared to be close to killing himself.

According to the UK publication Metro, Hayes thought her boyfriend would find her in time and that her threat would inspire him to spare his own life. She sent a text to Marshall saying, “If you are going to do it, so am I. Meet you on the other side.”

However, he reportedly didn’t see the text in time. By the time he did, it was too late. Tragically, she was pronounced dead at Marshall’s apartment over the weekend.

Hayes was a healthcare worker and a godmother of three.

Her mother, Mandy Hayes said, “Corinne was kind and sociable and had a heart of gold – she was everyone’s best friend.”

Corinne and Marshall began dating in

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Adult Film Actress Commits Suicide After Being Accused Of Homophobia For Not Working With Gay Porn Star

A 23-year-old porn star committed suicide after she was criticized online for a tweet in which she said she wouldn’t do a porn scene with a man who had shot gay porn for her “safety,” Fox News reported.

August Ames, one of the biggest rising stars in the porn industry, died Tuesday due to asphyxiation by hanging, the Ventura County Medical Examiner told The Blast.

“She was the kindest person I ever knew and she meant the world to me,” said her husband, Kevin Moore, to porn trade magazine Adult Video News (AVN). “Please leave this as a private family matter in this difficult time.”

Ames, who had more than 270 onscreen porn credits, had received intense criticism online for a tweet in which she said she wouldn’t have onscreen sex with a man who had done gay porn.

“[Whichever] (lady) performer is replacing me tomorrow for @EroticaXNews, you’re shooting

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Self Harm And Suicide Attempts Rise For Girls: Are Smart Phones And Cyber Bullying To Blame?

Young women are self-harming more, according to new data. As The Washington Post shares, emergency room visits for girls 10 to 14 has risen since 2008. It is not clear what is causing the self-harm rates to go up but some experts point to smartphones and cyber bullying as the culprits.

Most of the girls and women who were admitted to emergency rooms came for ingesting pills or poisons. Some were treated for injuring themselves with sharp objects, such as cutting. According to the new data, the number of girls ages 10 to 24 admitted to emergency rooms for nonfatal self-inflicted injuries grew by 8.4 percent annually from 2009 to 2015.

Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, points to the importance of smartphones in the lives of this generation compared to those of the past. Teens in every generation have experienced mental-health problems, she said. Genetic predisposition, family environments, bullying

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17-Year-Old Commits Suicide During School Fire Drill After Posting Goodbye Message

A high school student student fatally shot himself during a school fire drill. As WKMG reports, 17-year-old senior Seth Sutherland of Lake Minneola High School posted messages on social media and sent thoughts to loved ones before killing himself on Tuesday.

Authorities are treating the death as a “planned event.”

Lake County sheriff’s spokesman John Harrell shared, “We have reasons to believe that this was a planned event. [The courtyard near the bus loop] is out in the open, but it was not a very populated and crowded area at that time. It seems like the majority of the student body was on the other side of the building.”

Harrell said he doesn’t believe any students witnessed or heard the shooting. Sixteen-year-old Isaiah Vargas, however, said that he saw what happened through a window. 

“The body was just lifeless. Teachers were running and everything, saw it through the window. Just terrible,” Vargas said.

As The New York

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Seth Sutherland Commits Suicide During School Fire Drill | Crime …

A high school student student fatally shot himself during a school fire drill. As WKMG reports, 17-year-old senior Seth Sutherland of Lake Minneola High School posted messages on social media and sent thoughts to loved ones before killing himself on Tuesday.

Authorities are treating the death as a “planned event.”

Lake County sheriff’s spokesman John Harrell shared, “We have reasons to believe that this was a planned event. [The courtyard near the bus loop] is out in the open, but it was not a very populated and crowded area at that time. It seems like the majority of the student body was on the other side of the building.”

Harrell said he doesn’t believe any students witnessed or heard the shooting. Sixteen-year-old Isaiah Vargas, however, said that he saw what happened through a window. 

“The body was just lifeless. Teachers were running and everything, saw it through the window. Just terrible,” Vargas said.

As The New York

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