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Last year more than seven million viewers watched in horror as two women threw themselves into the path of oncoming traffic. They survived but the footage you are about to see is shocking and extraordinary. Incredibly, the women then turn on the officers who are trying to help them. Motorway Cops: Madness in the Fast Lane, BBC 2010
Just twenty-four hours after being released, one of the women was on the run once again. ibid.
Seconds later the other woman also runs into traffic ... The injured women are twin sisters. ibid.
The officers discover the women are forty-year-old identical twins from Sweden, Ursula and Sabina Eriksson. ibid.
The woman hit by a lorry on the M6 is in a critical condition. But just five hours after being hit by a car her twin sister Sabina Eriksson is given the all clear. ibid.
Sabina Eriksson is charged with assaulting a police officer and trespass on a motorway. ibid.
The day after she is released from custody Sabina Eriksson stabs a local man to death. ibid.
The sisters became inseparable then disappeared. A day later the sisters turned up in Liverpool. Witnesses see them on a National Express coach bound for London but they never make it that far ... The sisters set off on foot along the M6 motorway. ibid.
Sabina runs into traffic not once, not twice, but on three separate occasions. ibid.
Sabina runs on to a bridge forty feet above the A50 and jumps. ibid.
Sabina is assessed by two forensic psychiatrists. ibid.
Defence diagnosis: Induced Delusional Disorder; Prosecution diagnosis: Acute Polymorphic Psychotic Disorder. ibid.
The court case is fraught with difficulty. ibid.
He sentences her to five years. ibid.
Jesus Christ, have you ever seen that before? ibid. traffic rozzer
In June 1967 Frances [Kray] killed herself with an overdose of tablets. Flesh & Blood: The Story of the Krays, 1991
A motivational speaker who seemed to have it all brutally stabbed on the streets of Manhattan. And an astounding confession makes headlines across New York City. Now, deep in the heart of East Harlem, I’m unravelling the real story of how one’s man’s greed and despair ends in a violent death. True Crime with Aphrodite Jones s3e4: Chosen to Kill, ID 2013
East Harlem where Locker’s body is found has the highest murder rate in New York City. ibid.
Lockers’ hands are bound behind his back. To detectives it looks like someone tortured him. But why? ibid.
About five million dollars in life insurance. But apparently he wanted more for his family ... taking out multiple life insurance policies. ibid.
The deed is done. Surveillance video shows Minor exiting the car at 4.13 a.m. After only thirty minutes with the man Minor leaves Locker to die. ibid.
Contact killing or assisted suicide? ibid.
The people find Kenneth Minor guilty of second degree murder. ibid.
(CBS/AP) New York – Kenneth Minor, a man convicted of murder after claiming he was just helping a motivational speaker kill himself, won a new trial Thursday in a case that tests the legal bounds of assisted suicide.
An appeals court ruled that a Manhattan judge misinterpreted the law and confused the jury by limiting the definition of assisted suicide in Minor’s 2011 trial.
Minor’s prosecution sparked a debate about assisted suicide in an unusual context – a knifing on the streets of East Harlem.
Minor told police that Jeffrey Locker, a debt-ridden self-help author and speaker from suburban Long Island, approached him on the street in 2009 and asked for help in staging his death. CBS online article 4th October 2013
2003: As the WTO floods local markets with imports, 40,000 Indian farmers commit suicide to escape their debt. Battle in Seattle 2007 starring Woody Harrelson & Andre Benjamin & Jennifer Carpenter & Martin Henderson & Ray Liotta & Connie Nielsen & Michelle Rodriguez & Channing Tatum & Charlize Theron et al, director Stuart Townsend, caption
The [Japanese] suicide forest has one of the highest rates of anywhere in the world. The UnXplained with William Shatner s1e1: Evil Places, History 2019
Gay and lesbian people are three to seven times more likely to attempt suicide. For the Bible Tells Me So, 2007
Fishermen off the island of Tamarind
Wear stone blocks
Around their necks and ankles
Which keep them underwater
Till their deaths.
Unless a pearl-minded friend
Bewitched by a spout of mercy
Notices the flute of bubbles
And offers a hand of relief
To prolong the Torture of Life. esias ryder, Pearl Fishers, 2007
2008: In Bridgend there was a spate of suicides and there has never been an explanation … 23 committed suicide in one year … In five years to February 2012, 79 people took their lives. Ian R Crane, lecture Alternative View Conference 10, ‘Community-Led Activism’, Youtube 1.59.59, 2019
Student suicide clusters – is microwave radiation and its technology to blame? ibid. EMFguru Consultancy online article 2018
Annie Borjesson said she was coming home to see friends and family. She never made it. The police investigation said she took her own life. Her family and friends have never accepted this. The Body on the Beach: What Happened to Annie? I: The Body, Hazel Martin reporting, captions, BBC 2023
December 4th 2005 8.23 a.m.: ‘Found right here on this beach.’ ibid.
‘It looked like someone had pressed their thumbs standing in front of Annie and with matching finger bruisings on her back.’ ibid. friend in Sweden
‘She couldn’t have caused all those bruises herself.’ ibid. woman
After seeing her body Annie’s family became convinced she’d been heavily beaten and drowned. ibid. caption
There’s all the weird bruising and the missing hair that the family say they found on Annie’s body. The Body on the Beach: What Happened to Annie? II: The Journey
Annie began the 76 mile journey [from Edinburgh] to Prestwick Airport. ibid. caption
After being in the terminal for 5 minutes and 47 seconds Annie left the airport. ibid.
Two days before she died Annie called her family from a payphone. She said she was worried someone was listening to her mobile phone calls. ibid.
Why on earth would the security services be interested in Annie Borjesson? ibid.
‘A case of mistaken identity by agents of the US state.’ ibid. bloke’s theory
How incredibly shallow it was … Just how far would Annie have had to travel? … She would have had to walk nearly half a mile … She was a strong swimmer. The Body on the Beach: What Happened to Annie? III: The Beach *****
‘To be able to hold your head underwater for long enough for you to drown simply voluntarily would be almost impossible.’ ibid. pathologist
When her body was found she was discovered right next to the sea wall, and right next to her metres away were her jacket and her bag … Is that even possible? ibid.
The tidal conditions at Prestwick beach do make it possible for different objects to wash up all together at exactly the same spot where Annie was found. ibid.
‘What we’re seeing here is a diatom species that we typically find in freshwater environments.’ ibid. specialist
‘Since Annie didn’t have any saltwater diatoms within her system I think something very terrible happened to her.’ ibid. friend