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Maryland State Police say there has been a murder suicide in Wicomico County over the weekend that has left one man dead and another in critical condition.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that police say on Saturday 25 year-old Evan Gottlieb of Berlin was found dead in his victim’s stolen pickup truck of a self-inflicted wound.

65 year-old Blair Ranneberger suffered from gunshot wounds and was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where reported to be in critical condition.

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There’s a bill in the Delaware legislature that would allow judges and police to temporarily take guns away from people whose family believes they might be a danger to themselves or others.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Democratic state Representative David Bentz believes the measure would enable authorities to defuse potentially explosive situations – particularly those considering suicide.

Police would be able to search and seize guns from a person’s home after a petition has been filed describing the type of weapon and where it is.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The family of a man who hanged himself outside a Delaware psychiatric hospital says in a lawsuit that the hospital had turned him away one day earlier.

The Wilmington News-Journal reports the lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims 38-year-old Clay McInnis III was denied admission to the Rockford Center on March 28, 2016. McInnis had a history of bipolar disorder and suicide attempts.


A NASA research scientist’s death has been ruled a suicide.

48 year-old Tiffany Moisan’s body was found just behind a Food Lion along Route 13 in Princess Anne in June.

WBOC reports that her death appears to have been caused by the chemical Ethylene glycol that is used in anti-freeze.

Her vehicle was found in the store’s parking lot.

Keith Kohler with the NASA Wallops Flight Facility told the television station that she had been studying oceans and phytoplankton. 

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Federal agencies are calling on Delaware state officials to investigate the apparent suicide of Clay McInnis III late last month.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that its sources close to the investigation says he was refused admission to the Rockford Center in Stanton.

The state Medical Examiner’s Office and the Delaware state police have refused to disclose how the 38-year old man died even after they wrapped up their probes into his death.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Attorneys for state prison officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parents of an inmate who hanged himself.

The parents of Blaise DeJesus claim prison workers acted with deliberate indifference toward him while he was awaiting placement in a substance abuse program in 2014. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that prison workers failed to properly check on DeJesus after he begged them not to put him in a cell by himself because he was suffering from withdrawal symptoms and was concerned he may hurt himself.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia state senator whose son stabbed him multiple times before killing himself has filed a $6 million lawsuit against the state and a mental health facility.

Sen. R. Creigh (KREE') Deeds of Bath County claims in the lawsuit that 24-year-old Austin "Gus" Deeds was improperly denied treatment.

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The body of Jacob Marberger was found by Pennsylvania police after the Washington College student went missing.

WBOC reports that his death has been ruled a suicide.

His family became concerned after he came home from school and left with a gun.

With his disappearance Washington College closed its campus through the Thanksgiving holiday as a precaution.

Police said that Marberger’s death appeared to be from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Washington College issued a statement on their Facebook said his death was a “terrible blow to our community.”

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Salisbury Police saved a man who jumped into the Wicomico River in an apparent suicide attempt.

Police Chief Barbara Duncan along with Cpl. David Underwood dove in after him Wednesday and brought him to safety.

He was eventually taken to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

Police say that man had called 911 threatening to kill himself by jumping off the bridge.

Underwood told the Salisbury Daily that he believes the man wanted help.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A judge is overseeing mediation in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Newark High School student who hanged himself hours after talking to a school counselor and acknowledging a previous suicide attempt just days earlier.

Wednesday's mediation involves a lawsuit filed against Christina School District officials in 2010.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says former Delaware prison administrators are immune from a lawsuit over a 2004 inmate suicide.
The justices on Monday ruled against the family of Christopher Barkes, who hanged himself just hours after being arrested for violating probation.
A federal appeals court ruled last year that the family could pursue claims that the prison violated Barkes' constitutional rights by failing to conduct a proper suicide prevention screening.

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - State corrections officials say an inmate at the Baylor Women's Correctional Institution has died.

The Department of Correction says 24-year-old Felecia Morris of Dover died Tuesday at Christiana Hospital, where she was taken Saturday.

Officials say her death was an apparent suicide; foul play is not suspected.

Officials say Morris was arrested Thursday on charges that included shoplifting and disorderly conduct. She was being held on $3,000 secured bail.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Police in Anne Arundel County say they believe a woman whose body was found in a river near Annapolis took her own life.

The Anne Arundel County Police Department said Wednesday that evidence suggests the woman's death was a suicide. The woman's body was found in the South River near Harness Creek on Memorial Day.

Police did not identify the woman.

The final cause and manner of death still has to be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.

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SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police say troopers are investigating the deaths of a husband and wife found in the parking lot of a community clubhouse in Sussex County.

Troopers were called to the lot behind the Bayview Estates clubhouse in Selbyville early Monday for a report of two people lying on the ground. Police say troopers found 63-year-old Edwards Watkins Sr., and his wife, 53-year-old Robin Watkins. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

An unnamed detained was found hanged in his cell at the Wicomico County Detention Center Monday afternoon.

He was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center after the apparently self-inflicted wounds.

Meanwhile, the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation with Detective Sgt. David Owens telling the Salisbury Daily Times that authorities want to make sure that there was assistance by anyone else in the incident.

He also said that he does not believe any factors besides being in jail led to the inmate’s apparent suicide attempt.