Arsenic Suspect Suicide in ED?

I have blogged recently about arsenic poisoining, and have been following the news reports about the investigation.

Four days ago a parishoner in the church where the coffee was poisoned killed himself. The artlessly worded second paragraph:

…who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest Friday night after being rushed to a hospital. The state medical examiner’s office ruled the death a suicide Tuesday.

Does anyone think that they rushed this person to a hospital so he could shoot himself in the chest in the ED? Silly reporting, even for CNN.

Interestingly, the investigation isn’t over, and that’s a good sign; this would be an easy ending for an intellectually lazy investigation to stop.


  1. How many weeks until this shows up as a plotline on CSI or Law&Order…?