suicide kit

suicide kit

Forensics
(1) A prepared kit for committing suicide, which contains large plastic bags with sewn soft elastic bands around their openings, and a slot in each bag for a plastic tube carrying helium gas—which, as a pure gas, is deadly—to be inserted. Kit users are responsible for securing their own helium gas.
(2) A homemade chemical “kit” in which formic acid and sulphuric acid are combined to produce carbon monoxide, which results in death.
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AN IT expert was jailed after he went on the run with a suicide kit when he was arrested for fleecing the NHS out of thousands of pounds.
Dr Philip Nitschke, who will hold a workshop in Glasgow on Saturday, showed his DIY suicide kit including "exit bag" and "peaceful pills" in the seaside retirement town of Bournemouth, Dorset.
Over 100 people turned up to see Australian Dr Philip Nitschke demonstrated his DIY suicide kit which includes an "exit bag", drugs from Mexico and "Peaceful Pills".
Nitschke, 61, claims he will unveil a pounds 35 suicide kit at "tutorials" in Brighton, Glasgow, Bournemouth and Stroud, Gloucs, next month.
It was then she learned what it was: his personal suicide kit.
Glen Hughes, 40, made the suicide kit of a plastic bag, elastic bands and a pounds 20 cannister of helium gas.
Among the publications by Junction City resident Derek Humphry: a new book on how to make your own suicide kit.
Dr Kyaw Thet Tun, a Cheshire and Wirral NHS Trust psychiatrist, told the inquest Mr Stanway told him he had many suicidal thoughts in Australia and had even carried around a suicide kit containing pills and had put a needle in his hand to start the process.
Hot on his heels was John Biguenet's The Torturer's Apprentice and David Hayles'The Suicide Kit, both of which were (almost) in the same league.
Young girls, mostly recruited between the ages of 11 and 13, are also used as suicide bombers, ''honored'' by having their suicide kit presented personally by LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, it was reported.
Oregon lawmakers earlier this year approved legislation against suicide kit sales after an article published in The Register-Guard identified Hydorn and described her mail-order business, which involves selling kits consisting of clear plastic hoods and vinyl tubing which, when hooked to tanks of helium, are used to commit suicide.
If the report of events involving the FBI teletype and the Springfield Police Department's subsequent forced invasion of a private citizen's home is accurate ("Police kick in door in confusion over suicide kit," Sept.