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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:14 AM

Royal hoax call: Coroner says nurse Jacintha Saldanha found hanging in her room

Source: Associated Press

Royal hoax call: Coroner says nurse Jacintha Saldanha found hanging in her room
Posted: 4:55 AM
Last Updated: 7 minutes ago

By: Associated Press

LONDON - A coroner's officer says the nurse who took a hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge was found hanging by the neck from a scarf on a wardrobe door in her room.

Lynda Martindill says Jacintha Saldanha was found by a colleague and a member of the security staff at London's King Edward VII hospital on Friday.

A police officer told a coroner's inquest Thursday that three notes were found in the room. There were no suspicious circumstances.

Coroner Fiona Wilcox opened and adjourned the inquest until March 26.

Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/world/royal-hoax-call-coroner-says-nurse-jacintha-saldanha-found-hanging-in-her-room#ixzz2EvRm4QG1



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Reply Royal hoax call: Coroner says nurse Jacintha Saldanha found hanging in her room (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #1
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 #2
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #5
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #4
99th_Monkey Dec 2012 #6
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #7
Kelvin Mace Dec 2012 #9
Chemisse Dec 2012 #3
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #11
Chemisse Dec 2012 #12
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #13
Chemisse Dec 2012 #15
peace13 Dec 2012 #8
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #10
TeeYiYi Dec 2012 #14
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #16

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:27 AM

1. Isn't this news like almost a week old?

Right after the hoax call, on Dec. 7th
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/07/tragedy-as-receptionist-who-connected-kate-middleton-prank-callers-commits-suicide.html

Both reports, same person: Jacintha Saldanha

Wonder why AP is releasing this news all over again

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:32 AM

2. After the suicide story was released, some people started claiming there was no proof of suicide.

It was revealed yesterday or so that there was most certainly a note she wrote to her family which was found.

That removed the "doubt" question.

Today they revealed the method of suicide chosen, which obviously confirms even more the fact this was most certainly suicide, just as originally reported.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:45 AM

5. That makes sense. Thanks for removing my doubt

both about if it was still really news, and if it was really
a suicide. I see that it's yes, on both counts.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:40 AM

4. The inquest hadn't been held then.

A nurse fooled by a hoax call to the London hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge was later found hanged, an inquest has heard.

Jacintha Saldanha was found dead in her nurses' quarters on Friday, three days after the call from Australian radio presenters pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles.

There were also injuries to her wrist, Westminster Coroner's Court heard.

The inquest was opened and adjourned until 26 March.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20710644

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:49 AM

7. S'ok

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:15 AM

9. It is news of the inquest

which just took place.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:40 AM

3. Hopefully people walking down conspiracy lane now see it is a dead end.

The conjecture on DU over this was downright embarrassing.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:07 AM

11. Thanks for trying to save our souls, Pastor.

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Insofar as I thought about it all, I never thought anything other than that she killed herself. And generally I hate and avoid all tabloid-type threads. But you know what? It's an Internet board. Let people speculate. It is not inherently embarrassing to anyone. It is certainly not embarrassing to anyone who doesn't speculate, or to "DU in general."

You want to know what's embarrassing to DU?

Doublethink and double standards that rightly condemn Republican actions but justify the same actions by Democrats.

Those here who call themselves liberals but join the assault on earned benefits.

People in denial about the fundamental, widespread class-based criminality that runs this economy, above all in the financial sector. People who find excuses for Geithner and Holder catering to this criminal class of bankers.

People who should be leading on exposure of election fraud or deep state criminality, but who instead push denial.

People who push an essentially Republican program in Democratic guise. People who support wars and military buildups. Third Way and neoliberal programming.

That's embarrassing.

Some minor speculation for a few days about a nurse's suicide in the UK, not so much.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:07 PM

12. Hit a sensitive spot?

You must have been one of the CTers. Otherwise, why would you give two shits what some random stranger finds embarrassing on an anonymous message board?

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:50 PM

13. Are we projecting? Poor thing.

You're the one who initiated this by commenting on how embarrassing it was - to whom? - that some people posted things on an Internet board that you would not believe (as a matter of your constitution, apparently).

You're the one using labels that eschew ideas and instead condemn speakers per-se as fixed identities that you can trust or mistrust. An animal dichotomy: fight or flight? Us or them?

So sorry for you, in your safe little world of smugness and better knowing. A place where presumably the idols of this culture (like the UK "royalty") are never even conceivably the bad guys.

As I said, you should better be "embarrassed" by all the right-wing monstrosity on this board and in this culture, masqueraded as "democratic" or "underground."

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:44 PM

15. Well, carry on with your self-righteous indignation.

You seem to be enjoying it. It's a silly argument you picked, and I just don't really care enough to discuss it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:20 AM

8. It is very rare for a woman to hang herself.

Especially one with access to drugs, needles and sharp objects.

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Response to peace13 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:58 AM

10. Not at all true. Hanging is a very common method of suicide...

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among all groups, throughout the world.

Hanging is the most common method of suicide in the UK. Here are statistics for 2010:

http://lostallhope.com/suicide-statistics/england-wales-methods-suicide

21% of UK female suicides were by hanging. That's 247 women in the UK for 2010. Poisoning/overdose was more common among women, whereas hanging was the most common method among men.

In the US, almost 20 percent of female suicides in 2004 were by "Hanging, strangulation, suffocation," for a total of 1,356 women who killed themselves that way in this country in one year.

http://www.suicide.org/suicide-statistics.html

Not so many out of 300 million population, but nothing you could call "very rare."

You will find the same story in almost every country. Fewer women kill themselves than men (in the West, more make the attempt). Among those who do kill themselves, hanging usually will be one of the three most common methods.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 01:36 PM

14. She was from India, but your stats still apply re: hanging suicides...

I think culture was an influence in her decision about suicide in the face of humiliation. Regardless, hanging in India is in the top three.

Methods of suicide in India
Poisoning (36.6%), hanging (32.1%) and self-immolation (7.9%) were the common methods used to commit suicide.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_in_India


TYY

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Response to TeeYiYi (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:23 PM

16. India is particularly well-known for hanging suicides.

Your stat shows it: 37 poison to 32 hanging in India, as opposed to more like 50 to 22 in UK.

Sad stuff regardless.

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