October 25, 2012 5:46 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Detectives with the Colorado Springs Police Department believe a Fort Carson Soldier was shot and killed by her husband at their apartment on Chestnut Street late Monday night. Louis Mamo, 26, is charged with 2nd Degree Murder and is being held at the El Paso Criminal Justice... more »
October 19, 2012 1:01 AM
A seven-hour standoff in northeast Colorado Springs ended Thursday night with one man dead. News 5 crews were there talking to neighbors who witnessed an argument between the deceased homeowner and young man believed to be his son just minutes before the man barricaded himself in his house.
That... more »
August 10, 2012 9:14 PM
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A university professor who wrote emails outlining a plan to attack the California high school that his late son attended before committing suicide wrote an additional email that described his attempts to burn the school and the assistant principal's home. Local media reports the email... more »
July 30, 2012 6:55 PM
A 9-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a weekend shooting in Massachusetts at the hands of his father, who police say also killed his 7-year-old daughter before committing suicide. A hospital spokeswoman said Monday shooting victim Owen Benway was in critical condition. Authorities say the children's father, 41-year-old... more »
June 11, 2012 5:08 AM
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 69-year-old man in southwestern Colorado who was angered over an inheritance killed two family members and then himself. The bodies of William Decker, his 67-year-old sister Billie Decker, and her 40-year-old son Robert Decker were found Friday. La Plata County Sheriff's investigators said... more »
June 10, 2012 1:32 AM
[SELMA, Calif. (AP) - A former Indian Army officer wanted in a 1996 killing in the disputed Kashmir region has killed his wife and two of their children in their California home before apparently taking his own life. Authorities say Avtar Singh called Selma police at around 6:15 a.m. and... more »
May 9, 2012 12:29 AM
Her daughter was murdered my her son-in-law, who then took his own life: the tragedy left behind three young boys who witnessed it all. Their grandmother is now speaking out about the dangers of domestic violence and the scars it leaves behind when it goes unaddressed. Brenda Buckler is asking... more »
May 7, 2012 7:10 AM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 92-year-old woman who sold $40 kits for people to kill themselves is being sentenced in San Diego for failing to file federal tax returns. Prosecutors recommend that Sharlotte Hydorn be ordered to pay more than $25,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service Monday and... more »
May 7, 2012 1:09 AM
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Several hundred people have taken part in a paddle-out in front of Junior Seau's Southern California home to pay tribute to the former NFL linebacker. Local media reports that participants at Sunday's seaside memorial included Seau's former teammate Drew Brees, who played quarterback for the San... more »
May 3, 2012 9:21 PM
Dave Duerson made it easy to understand why he was ending his tortured life. Before the former Chicago Bears star fired a bullet into his chest last year, he left word with his family to have his brain examined for damage he believed was caused by repeated blows to the... more »
May 3, 2012 8:14 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County medical examiner's office has ruled Junior Seau's death a suicide. The autopsy says Seau died of a gunshot wound to the chest. The medical examiner's office says it is awaiting a decision by the family on whether to turn over Seau's brain... more »
March 7, 2012 6:32 AM
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado advocacy group is headed to Montrose following a murder-suicide in which a man shot and killed his estranged wife's girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The Colorado Anti-Violence Program works to prevent violence within and against the gay community. Members plan to visit... more »
February 13, 2012 7:32 PM
Teenagers who are struggling with life may be seeking advice from the boys next door. Two young men in Pueblo have started an advice blog to help kids in crisis. But with no training, it raises the question should they leave counseling to the professionals?
"We're not claiming that... more »
February 13, 2012 11:36 AM
Kids in crisis may be seeking advice from the boys next door. Two young men in Pueblo recently started an advice blog called Hopeline for Teens .
Danny Manes and Gary Ramirez don't have any professional training, but they say their life experiences make them relatable to teens. Ramirez... more »
February 1, 2012 10:39 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home, police said. He was 75.
Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4... more »
January 27, 2012 7:52 AM
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say at least 32 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car in southeastern Baghdad. More than 60 people were wounded
Police officials say the attack happened this morning in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood, where mourners gathered for the funeral of... more »
January 19, 2012 12:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Army report says the number of suicides among soldiers has been leveling off, but there has been a dramatic jump in domestic violence, sex crimes and other destructive behavior in a force that has been stressed by a decade of war.
Army Vice Chief... more »
December 13, 2011 7:03 AM
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Facebook is making it easier for people who express suicidal thoughts on the social networking site to get help.
A program launching Tuesday enables users to instantly connect with a crisis counselor from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline through Facebook's "chat" messaging system.
... more »
November 27, 2011 11:27 PM
On Saturday morning a man was seen driving a tractor near a lake in the Wilson Lakes subdivision in Florissant. A short time later a neighbor found him dead.
Investigators with the Teller County Sheriff's Office aren't talking, but friends and family tell us the man committed suicide. They... more »
October 7, 2011 3:19 AM
"Ambitious, selfless, and giving" are the words Brig. Gen. Richard Clark, Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, used to describe Cadet First Class Marc Henning.
Tears, tissues, friends and family filled a room at the Donor Alliance Recovery Center in Denver.
A special ceremony was... more »
September 24, 2011 11:38 AM
SPARKS, Md. (AP) - Police records show former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan threatened to kill himself several times before committing suicide. Flanagan won the Cy Young award in 1979 and was a member of the Orioles' 1983 world championship team. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound outside his... more »
September 22, 2011 3:32 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Defense Department says a third of military personnel who committed suicide last year told at least one person they planned to take their own lives.
A report released late Wednesday also says nearly half went to see a service provider in the 90 days before... more »
September 3, 2011 8:15 PM
BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - The former Fort Morgan city manager died of an apparent suicide two days after appearing in court on a child pornography summons.
The Fort Morgan Times reports (http://bit.ly/oinSTy ) that the Adams County coroner and Brighton police say Patrick Merrill led officers on a low-speed... more »
September 2, 2011 8:33 PM
TORONTO (AP) - The mother of former NHL player Wade Belak says her son did suffer from depression prior to his death. Belak, an enforcer who had played with five NHL teams before retiring in March, was found dead Wednesday in Toronto. He was 35. Asked by the Canadian Broadcasting... more »
August 20, 2011 6:21 PM
Colorado Springs Police continue their investigation to find the cause of a deadly shooting Friday afternoon. At around 5:30 Friday officers were dispatched to the 300 Block of East Las Vegas. When the arrived the found one man laying dead outside of a home and when they entered the home... more »
July 1, 2011 6:02 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a missing travel agent whose wife was found dead last month has committed suicide.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy Mark Pope says the body of 59-year-old Dusan Klein of Santa Clarita was discovered by hikers Thursday on the outskirts of Las Vegas.
... more »
April 17, 2011 9:31 AM
CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old Colorado boy took his own life after a 30-year-old woman allegedly had a sexual relationship with him.
The Canon City Daily Record reports Brenda Lynette Harding of Canon City was arrested Friday on charges of sexual assault on a child.... more »
April 14, 2011 7:00 PM
A teenager found dead on Skyline Drive in Canon City died from a mixture of drugs in his system.
Tristen Hagen, 15, died from a mixture of Oxycodone, a pain killer, and Skelaxin, a muscle relaxer. His death was ruled a suicide. He was reported missing on April 2.... more »
February 28, 2011 6:37 PM
New details are emerging about the murder of a Pueblo man and the suspicious death of a teenager the same day. Police believe the cases are connected--and the murder tied to a secret world of gay sexual encounters.
Pedro Solis-Astorga, 45, was shot and beaten to death, according to... more »
February 28, 2011 12:15 AM
Two deadly shootings that took place on February 12th could now be directly related to each other. It all started when 45-year-old Pedro Solis-Astorga's body was found at Fountain Creek Park near East 13th Street in Pueblo. He had been shot multiple times in the back.
Just a short... more »
February 11, 2011 6:37 PM
The man who jumped to his death from a 12-story building in downtown Colorado Springs today was scheduled be sentenced for several crimes about thirty minutes before he died.
Jeremy Eckels, 35, was scheduled for a hearing at 9:30 this morning in Judge Barney Iuppa's court. He was to... more »
February 11, 2011 3:42 PM
Colorado Springs Police ask that anyone who might have seen what happened at the Alamo building this morning call Crimestoppers at 634-STOP or simply text CSPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411). They're trying to piece together what happened around 10 a.m. when a man jumped off the top of... more »
January 31, 2011 7:36 AM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP)-A Grand Junction police officer's widow has dropped her federal lawsuit blaming authorities for her husband's suicide.
Officer Glenn Coyne committed suicide Oct. 6, 2009, five days after his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault. His widow, Michelle, filed a lawsuit in September alleging authorities arrested... more »
January 27, 2011 1:06 PM
Pueblo Police say they're "99 percent sure" a man found at the edge of Lake Minnequa this morning killed himself.
Around 8:45 a call came in on a man in the water at the lake, which is Pueblo's newest city park.
Pueblo emergency crews scrambled to the scene... more »
January 25, 2011 8:44 PM
A Pueblo man whose home caught on fire early this morning, took his own life after a stand-off with authorities in New Mexico.
Pueblo police say Myron (Todd) Thomas, 50, was the focus of an arson investigation. Thomas' house caught fire around 12:45 a.m. according to firefighters. He lived... more »
January 24, 2011 7:21 PM
MOSCOW (AP) - There's been no claim of responsibility for today's deadly explosion at a Moscow airport terminal, which left 35 people dead. Investigators say it was apparently carried out by a suicide bomber.
In the past, Chechen militants have taken responsibility for terror attacks in Moscow, including a... more »
January 19, 2011 7:46 AM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police in the Denver suburb of Aurora say they believe a 32-year-old man drowned his common-law wife and then hanged himself.
The Arapahoe County coroner identified the couple Tuesday as Art Medina and 23-year-old Maria Duron.
Their bodies were found in their residence Saturday... more »
January 18, 2011 11:24 AM
Police in Fountain have surrounded a house that may have a suicidal man inside. Homes within a half mile of Duck Hawk Place have been called. Residents have been told to stay inside their homes, though there have been no evacuations and no overt threats.
January 15, 2011 6:44 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The bodies of a man and a woman have been found inside their residence in the Denver suburb of Aurora, and police say they're investigating the possibility it was a murder-suicide.
Officers found the bodies Saturday after they were called to the residence for a... more »
January 10, 2011 8:44 PM
We have new information surrounding the two people discovered dead in a home on Skyway Blvd. in Colorado Springs over the weekend. Police tell us a wife killed her husband in an apparent murder suicide.
Colorado Springs Police have identified the couple as 44 year old Pamela Sevey and... more »
January 1, 2011 11:28 PM
Official numbers aren't out yet, but 2010 could be a very high year for suicides in El Paso County.
"We're getting that impression from the number of calls we have received and from the number of suicides we've heard about," explains Janet Karnes, executive director of the Pikes Peak... more »
December 17, 2010 7:55 PM
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season are a source of cheer and merriment for most people, but millions dread the holidays and become so lonely and depressed that they contemplate suicide.
"Holidays can be a painful reminder of people they've lost when everyone around them is making... more »
December 11, 2010 11:44 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a son of Bernard Madoff has been found dead in New York City of an apparent suicide.
The official says Mark Madoff was found hanged in his Manhattan apartment on the second anniversary of his father's... more »
November 22, 2010 11:44 PM
A study from the University of Utah's School of Medicine says living at a high altitude, like Colorado, could trigger depression, possibly even leading to a higher rate of suicides.
Ralph Lundgren was diagnosed with depression in the 80's. He's thought of suicide off and on, but his depression... more »
November 16, 2010 7:42 PM
The Colorado Department of Human Services has completed a review of practices at the Colorado Mental Health Institute after three patients died in the forensics unit recently. The forensics unit provides mental health treatment to those who have committed crimes, but have been found Not Guilt by Reason of Insanity... more »
October 29, 2010 8:20 AM
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Two Rutgers University freshmen, accused of secretly broadcasting a classmate's sexual encounter online, have withdrawn from the school.
The classmate later committed suicide.
Attorney Steven Altman says that means Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei will not face university disciplinary hearings. Altman, who represents... more »
October 22, 2010 6:56 PM
The Colorado Springs Police Department has determined a woman and two children who were found in their home on October 4, died as a result of a murder-suicide.
The bodies were found around 3:40 p.m. by Tommy Ogden when he came home. Renee Ogden, 38, and her twin children... more »
October 9, 2010 12:12 AM
"We're having, seemingly, a whole lot of cases that have been going on in the last couple of weeks," says Sgt. Steve Noblitt with the Colorado Springs Police Department, not to mentioning that some of these cases have gotten more attention than many this year.
Since Monday, police have... more »
October 7, 2010 1:29 PM
We have new information on the deaths of three people on Essex Lane in Colorado Springs.
Rene Ogden was found dead in the home, along with her 13-year-old twin children Chase and Olivia. Rene's body was discovered by the kids' father Tommy Ogden. When police arrived, they found the... more »
September 30, 2010 8:46 AM
Police in Philadelphia, Mississippi, say no foul play is suspected in the death of a Colorado Springs woman whose body was found hanging from a tree on Saturday.
Police Chief Dickie Sistrunk tells The Neshoba Democrat that an autopsy report shows the death of Donna Giao Dao, 34, of... more »
September 23, 2010 12:38 AM
The news of Bronco wide receiver Kenny McKinley's suicide sent a shockwave through the community. Police reports say McKinley was depressed and even spoke of killing himself. It's tough to understand for anyone, especially kids. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Anne Brtek says it's important to talk to your children when things... more »
September 22, 2010 11:28 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Funeral services for Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley are scheduled for Monday in Austell, Ga., near his hometown of Mableton. McKinley's father, Kenneth McKinley, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that services at the Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral will be open to the... more »
September 21, 2010 6:46 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Arapahoe County Coroner's office says Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Coroner Michael Dobersen says a "preliminary investigation suggests the wound to be self-inflicted." Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said in a tearful news conference earlier that... more »
September 20, 2010 9:44 PM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Arapahoe County Sheriff says Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead in his home in an apparent suicide. Sheriff Grayson Robinson says authorities were called to McKinley's home in Centennial on Monday and found his body in the second-floor master bedroom. He says... more »
September 20, 2010 8:59 AM
An attorney says a Texas father accused of shooting his three children to death had previously threatened to kill or hurt himself if he lost visitation rights.
After Mohammed Goher's two daughters and son were killed Sunday, authorities say Goher shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt. He was... more »
September 14, 2010 11:25 AM
A man from Texas committed suicide on an Otero County Road Monday after he was cornered by law enforcement officers according to the Otero County Sheriff's Office.
The Otero County Sheriff's office reported a 911 call at about 4:45 p.m. from an address in the 28000 block of County... more »
September 8, 2010 10:31 AM
Suicides soared in Colorado in 2009, according to the Colorado Department of Health. The suicide rate is the highest in more than 20 years. Colorado annually has a suicide rate that is approximately 40 percent higher than the U.S. rate, according to Jarrod Hindman, program manager of the department's Office... more »
August 23, 2010 8:25 AM
Attorneys for Grand Junction are denying claims of negligence by a woman who says she was raped by a police officer last year.
The woman filed suit alleging the Police Department should have fired officer Glenn Coyne earlier, after an unrelated allegation of sexual assault was made in 2008.... more »
August 20, 2010 5:28 PM
Approximately 800 people attended a memorial service Friday for Ted Eastburn, a renowned cardiologist, former Colorado Springs City Councilman, and one-time mayoral candidate. Eastburn committed suicide early Tuesday morning in the offices of Pikes Peak Cardiology at Memorial Hospital, where he worked.
Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus... more »
August 20, 2010 12:06 PM
A memorial service was held Friday morning for Dr. Ted Eastburn, a former Colorado Springs City Councilman and prominent cardiologist, who ended his own life on Tuesday.
Dr. Eastburn was also a faculty member at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a cyclist who rode extensively through... more »
August 17, 2010 8:58 PM
Colorado Springs Fire Crews were able to get a man down from a high rock formation in the Garden of the Gods Tuesday evening.
Crews say it was a suicide attempt. We at News First 5 don't normally report suicide attempts, but in this case we felt it was... more »
August 17, 2010 11:48 AM
A highly respected and well-connected member of the Colorado Springs community has ended his own life. Dr. Ted Eastburn's body was discovered at 7:45 Tuesday morning in his office at Memorial Hospital. Eastburn was a former city councilman, cardiologist, faculty member at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and... more »
July 10, 2010 11:16 PM
It's a sad fact that Southern Colorado is no stranger to suicides. Just this week a woman threw herself from a bridge onto I-25 and died. The Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group says El Paso County's suicide rate's been 50-percent higher than the rest of the country in recent years.... more »