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    Robert Budd Dwyer

    Below is a link to wiki about R. Budd Dwyer, a politician from Pennsylvania who committed suicide on live tv. I don't think I ever heard anything about this at the time. It is a truly sad and pathetic story. He was facing a long time behind bars and a massive fine, so he called a press conference and proceeded to stick a .357 in his mouth and pull the trigger. The video is on YouTube, but it is very graphic.

    Does anyone here remember this?

    R. Budd Dwyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    Below is a link to wiki about R. Budd Dwyer, a politician from Pennsylvania who committed suicide on live tv. I don't think I ever heard anything about this at the time. It is a truly sad and pathetic story. He was facing a long time behind bars and a massive fine, so he called a press conference and proceeded to stick a .357 in his mouth and pull the trigger. The video is on YouTube, but it is very graphic.

    Does anyone here remember this?

    R. Budd Dwyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Yea, I remember it well, and made the mistake of watching it on 'Faces of Death' series.

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    That's where I became aware of it, too, but only about six weeks ago. Wasn't he found innocent a few weeks after he killed himself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    Below is a link to wiki about R. Budd Dwyer, a politician from Pennsylvania who committed suicide on live tv. I don't think I ever heard anything about this at the time. It is a truly sad and pathetic story. He was facing a long time behind bars and a massive fine, so he called a press conference and proceeded to stick a .357 in his mouth and pull the trigger. The video is on YouTube, but it is very graphic.

    Does anyone here remember this?

    R. Budd Dwyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Yes. I absolutely remember it.

    Many people thought he did it to ensure his family didn't lose his pension and death benefits for his wife, because of his conviction, he would have lost the state pension, and the costs of his defense left his family broke.

    Andasfar asked I know, he was never exonerated, and the conviction would have stood. Of course, once he committed suicide, there's no way to say if he'd have had his conviction overturned.

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