satx
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US Man Shot Postman To Escape Medical Depts.

Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:27 am

A US man shot his postman so that he would get sent to prison for life and escape his crippling medical debts, investigators say.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4687073.stm

I've read that somewhere between 40 and 60 million Americans are without health coverage at any given time, and yet it still amazes me that someone would even consider doing something like this.

[Edited 2005-07-15 21:33:10]
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CaptOveur
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RE: US Man Shot Postman To Escape Medical Depts.

Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:59 am

Talk about shooting the messenger.
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sean1234
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RE: US Man Shot Postman To Escape Medical Depts.

Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:38 am

He should have tried bank robbery. He would likely get caught, but in the mean time be making a steady income. Should he never get caught, all the better; the debts are paid and he is a free man.
 
satx
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RE: US Man Shot Postman To Escape Medical Depts.

Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:51 am

Quoting Sean1234 (Reply 2):
He should have tried bank robbery

LOL!

Still, shooting people just because you have your own personal issues is ultra-pathetic IMO. Just commit suicide if your life sucks that bad. Simple. Easy. Effective.  Big grin
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CaptOveur
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RE: US Man Shot Postman To Escape Medical Depts.

Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:52 am

He wasn't in a normal frame of mind... The bill is still there, but if its not in his mailbox he doesn't have to pay it?

Offing yourself just means your family gets to pay your bills... especially because most life insurance doesn't cover suicide.

Sad.. especially for the mailman who was just doing his job.
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