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    The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    The paramedics who showed up to Nick Klonoski’s house on Highland Drive four months ago discovered the 29-year-old’s lifeless body, covered up to the neck by a blanket. It was his brother Jake, detectives learned, who’d found Nick lying in his bed less than an hour beforehand, a clear plastic bag over his head, and a plastic tube running from the bag to an orange metal helium tank. Next to the tank was a white box, decorated with a butterfly, the box the plastic bag and tube had arrived in the mail in, with a book titled Final Exit inside.

    “Is it the book and the kit?” asked the first police officers to arrive on the scene. The paramedics nodded knowingly. “Yep.”

    These materials were assembled and sold to Klonoski last June for $60 by a company that calls itself the Gladd Group, which is not really a group at all. It’s a woman from the San Diego suburb of La Mesa, California, named Sharlotte Hydorn. She is 91 years old.
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    Re: The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Not sure about the morality of it. She didn't hold him down and kill him.

    It is certainly disturbing, though.
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    Re: The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    This is immoral.
    He wanted to die. She provided a quick, painless, and reliable method for him to do so.

    If there is anything that a person shouldn't need to ask permission for, it's dying.

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    Re: The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    Thats just creepy.
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    Re: The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    Morality tends to be situational.....
    I hope to have the means and the strength to take my own life should my situation get that bad....
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    Re: The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    His decision was not congruent with absolute logic. :|

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    Re: The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    He wanted to die. She provided a quick, painless, and reliable method for him to do so.

    If there is anything that a person shouldn't need to ask permission for, it's dying.
    If he was in a situation where there was no one who loved him, and was trying to help him, there was no point to his life, and he was continually depressed for an extended amount of time, maybe I could understand suicide. But as the situation stands, these were not all true, and if he sought help, he could still be alive.
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    Re: The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    If he was in a situation where there was no one who loved him, and was trying to help him, there was no point to his life, and he was continually depressed for an extended amount of time, maybe I could understand suicide. But as the situation stands, these were not all true, and if he sought help, he could still be alive.
    I had a neighbor whose pain was so bad that we could hear him screaming. If he had been able to access his pain meds, he might have taken them all at once. That kind of pain tends to override "moral" thinking.
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    Re: The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    But as the situation stands, these were not all true, and if he sought help, he could still be alive.
    Yes. Still alive, and still in the same pain that drove him to suicide. Life's not all it's cracked up to be.

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    Re: The 91-Year-Old Woman Selling $60 Suicide Kits

    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Highway View Post
    Thats just creepy.
    yeah! A creepy good value!
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