Ex-doctor's attempt is 'cop out,' not remorse, sister-in-law says
@ doingmyway The Femoral Artery carries a lot more blood than the jugular vein
and is under far higher pressure. The jugular is easy to compress to stop
bleeding and doesn't cause significant problems if ligated. The carotid
artery, underlying the jugular is a decent option, but the femoral artery is
going to make one bleed to death far faster. I think he was serious, and as a
physician he went for the most dangerous choice.
He wasn't trying to kill himself, it's just another way for him to
have some control over those around him. If he had really wanted to kill
himself he would have gone for the jugular vien, any doctor would have known
My first inclination was to think: oh, too bad they interrupted him. But, after
thinking it through I am glad he didn't manage his cowardly act- he will
have a long time in prison to feel (hopefully) remorse for his idiocy and
cruelty. He deserves that more than a quick escape through suicide. (or the fake
attempt). I feel such sympathy for his children- nobody deserves to live through
one parent killing another. Depraved could be the best word to describe this
Why don't we let them kill themselves? Because if they do their families
would step in and sue the state/county for negligence and usually win a
multi-million dollar settlement...not to mention the man hours and salaries
needed of all involved to fight the lawsuit. You would think in light of their
crimes they would be too embarrassed, but we see it time and time again. If his
partner in crime...and let there be no doubt about it his GF was a partner even
if she was self-serving in agreeing to testify against him...is his beneficiary
she could even be the one to sue if he did succeed. Wouldn't that just be
insult to injury.
His medical care covered by Obamacare?
Even in prison, suicide is much more an indicator of depression and despair than
it is of guilt. None of us are in a position to know why he tried it, and I find
it disturbing that any of us would find happiness or apparent joy in hearing
that another person would attempt to kill himself. I suppose it depends on
whether you feel that some sins cannot be forgiven even though that belief would
undercut the basic message of most religions, including Christianity and
Old Navy, This guy has been a con man and a fraud his whole life. He has
fooled a lot of people.
I'm still curious how this guy was appointed by Gov. Leavitt to his former
position with all the red flags in his past?Perhaps an investigation
as to why/how the governor chose him is in order.
Wouldn't a physician, serious about a suicide attempt, be able to make a
cut using a razor blade sufficient for significant blood loss within the
allotted time. Guess he just wanted time out of his cell. Hope he is being
carefully guarded while at the hospital.
Why stop him? He has wasted enough time, money and attention already. His
lawyers will continue to file motions to make another buck off of the public.
The appeals will be expensive. Housing him will be nearly 40K per year in
prison. How about hand him a rope and leave the room?
Someone please tell me why we shouldn't let this monster, and other
monsters like him, kill himself. It would save taxpayers a good deal of money
and allow these people to meet their maker a lot faster, not to mention the fact
that it would give their victims more peace of mind.
Why? Why spend more taxpayer money at the hospital? IF he wants to die, let him
die. The taxpayer should continue to pay for criminals like rushing them to the
hospital to save their life!
It seems apparent that he regards death as a way of dealing with an intolerable
MacNeill’s sentencing is set for Jan. 7.====If they
hadn't intervened, that would have been changed to Dec. 5th.
Further proof that he did what he was convicted of.