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The Burdens from Caring for a Developmentally Delayed Child was Too Much, the Mother Jumped into the Water, the Father Tried to Save Her, Both Parents Ended Up Dead

It is hard enough, taking care of a normal child, and this family needed to care for one that’s developmental delayed, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

A woman with a Chinese descent, Chen was found, drowned to death, close to where she lived, in a large ditch, her husband, Wang was missing; and because Chen had prior records of attempting suicide, and was saved, the police believed, that it was because of the stresses she’d faced, taking care of her developmentally slow son, and she couldn’t handle it, took the leap into the river, and her husband who couldn’t swim went after her, and was drowned too, and missing, the firefighters are searching for Wang through the nights.

The police investigated, that Wang (age 39) , married Chen (age 30) from China, both of them worked in a factory, has a six-year-old and a two-year-old son, but the older child was developmentally delayed, and harder to care for, the couple got along really well, but, because taking care of their older child was hard, and so, they’d gotten into verbal altercations from time to time.

The police told, that the three generations of the family lived under the same room, the grandparents on the first floor, Wang and their children, on the second; at around four in the afternoon yesterday, the youngest child cried about how he wanted his mom, tripped and fell at the entry of the staircase, the grandfather didn’t see the daughter-in-law come down to check on the child, felt it was odd, and, after the grandfather gone upstairs, he’d found both the parents aren’t around, immediately called it in.

The family stated, that Chen, ten days ago, had gone to the drainage systems in Hsiu-Shui to attempt to drown herself, but, her father-in-law found her in time, and prevented her from so doing; yesterday afternoon, Chen went out again, and her husband ran out without putting on his shoes, perhaps, because Chen wanted to kill herself, the husband ran after her, to prevent her from doing so, and, to save his wife, he leapt with her, but, because he couldn’t swim, they both drowned.

Chen left behind a notebook, with the final words for her son, “Mom knows you’re not a healthy child, but, mom will go, to a far away place now, to watch you boys grow up from afar.”  “Mom really loves you very, very, very much, you are my cherished babies, both of you…”, as the family members read how Chen spoke of nothing but love toward her sons, they all felt bad, that she had died.

The relatives of the Wangs said, that the eldest son is slow-to-learn, and reacted slowly, the family would take him to the hospitals for follow-ups, the parents of Wang not only helped the couple look after the child, also treated Chen, their daughter-in-law, as if she were their own, they couldn’t figure out, what drove Chen to commit suicide.

Perhaps, it’s how she felt awful about her son’s conditions, and she could do nothing about it, and, with the strains from her day-to-day living, she just couldn’t get through, but that, is all speculations now.

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“Lost the Last Bet in Life”, a Last Year High School Placed Over Ten Thousand Dollars of Debts, Gambling on the Teams of the N.B.A., He’d Committed Suicide

Had he known better, but he didn’t!  From the Front Page Sections, translated…

A high school student, He from the city of Taichung disclosed to his classmate on the 10th that because he’d signed the gambling slips for NBA, he’d managed to owe over thirty thousand dollars’ worth of debts, that his life was over, “I’m going now!  Lost my final bet in life.”, the classmate immediately went to the police to report, and the police managed to find out where He was, but, it was too late, he’d already, committed suicide by burning charcoal in his bedroom already.

The 64th Police Precinct in Taichung on the afternoon of the tenth received a panicky high schooler who rushed in, and he’d shown the police the conversations he’d shared with He using LINE, told them that he worried, that He might commit suicide.  The police found his address, along with the records of members of his family, they’d notified the father, and, He’s father recalled how he hadn’t seen his son come out of his room, that it was odd, he’d broken into his son’s room, found that he was already dead, and there was also, a bowl of charcoal, burned, completely.  The coroners believed, that He had committed suicide by burning charcoal, and they will look into, whether or not He was forced to pay the debts he owed from signing the gambling slips or not.

And so, that, just shows, how easily they will fall, and, when you’re that young, you should NOT even BE into gambling, but this young man was, and, because he couldn’t pay up the debts, he felt his life was OVER, and committed suicide!

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After He’d Had His Coffee, the Doctoral Student from Politics University Jumped from the Sixteenth Floor

I wonder, WHAT, is it, that made this doctoral student take that final leap to his own death…from the Front Page Sections, translated…

A doctoral student, Huang went to the Multiple Usage building of Politics University alone at the noon hours, went up to the sixteenth floor, wandered on for a short bit, then, took the leap, to his death; back then, when the members of the public found him lying on the ground, they’d immediately notified the police, and, after the fire department had rushed him to the hospital, he’d still died.  The doctoral student didn’t leave a note, and the family didn’t want to pursue the matter any further, after the D.A. and the coroner examined the body, they’d returned the body back to the family.

The manager of the student affairs of Political University, Ko last night stated, that the doctoral student, Huang had just passed his qualifying exam, the results were not yet posted, and he didn’t show any abnormal behaviors either, behaved normally regularly, and didn’t leave a note, was without any medical records of being treated for mental illnesses, that they couldn’t know, if his death was a suicide or an accident; the school found Huang’s documents by the window of the 16th floor of the building, and, the window can only be pushed outward, to a thirty-degree angle, and you must work hard, to squeeze through it, to get out of it, so, chances of him wanting to catch the views then accidentally fall to his death was quite unlikely.

The doctoral student Huang (age 38) had worked for the media from before, entered into the party affiliated positions this year, he was married last year, his wife was also working on her doctorate in Political University.  Yesterday, as Huang’s mother and his wife heard the news of his death, they both shook in disbelief, they’d cried so hard.  Huang’s mother told the D.A., that Huang had just passed his doctoral exam, and they were just discussing where they’re going to celebrate the occasion, that he and his wife are getting along very well, with no pressures of the economics, that there’s NO signs of him being suicidal.

Because Huang didn’t leave a note, the investigative officers asked the families if they could provide the passcodes for his cell phone, so they could clarify the reasons of his suicide; both the mother and the wife said it wasn’t necessary, that they have NO comment toward the cause of death.  After the officers learned of the families’ wishes, they’d returned Huang’s things and his body, and his cell phone, back to his families.

Based off of understanding, yesterday at around eleven in the morning, Huang had a cup of coffee, as he’d climbed up to the sixteenth floor of the multiple activities building, he’d wandered for a short bit, after he’d finished his coffee, left his wallet, with just his student I.D., the coffee, and his cell phone, climbed out the window, and, jumped to his death.  Shortly after he hit the ground, the members of the public who were out for a stroll close to the school saw, and immediately called it in, as the paramedics got to the scene, he was already dead, and, after an hour’s worth of emergency resuscitation, he was pronounced dead.

So, we can only speculate WHAT, had caused this doctoral student to commit suicide, but, nobody can and will be able to know for sure, because the only one who can answer those questions is already gone.

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An Elderly Man in His Eighties Leapt the Building and Committed Suicide…His Final Note Was Taped to His Hands

Some bad news here, from the Newspapers, translated…

The eighty-one year-old elderly got tired of being ill for a very long time, early yesterday morning at around five, he’d climbed to the roof of his twelve-story building, took the leap downward, and died, the body was discovered, with a note, taped to the left hand, the families confirmed, that it was, in the elderly’s own handwriting, and, they have NO opinions of the police, ruling it as a suicide.

The police stated, that most who’d committed suicide would leave the last note where they’d leapt, or inside one’s own home, there would be rare incidents where the suicide notes were taped to the person who’d committed suicide, suspected, that Lin may fear, that after he was gone, nobody could find his final note, that, was why he’d taped it to himself, but, this action had made the police feel, that the cause of his death wasn’t so clear cut.

The police investigated, that the elderly and his three daughters and a son all lived in the same community in Sanchong District, but they all had apartment complexes, the elderly lived with a foreign bedside assistant; the family said, that the elderly had been diagnosed with multiple illnesses, Parkinson’s, bloating in his lungs, couldn’t control his bowel movements and bladder, before he’d died, he’d complained to them on how he’d wanted to die.

Yesterday at around five in the morn, the elderly man took advantage of the time when his bedside assistant was fast asleep, climbed to the roof of his twelve floor building, took the leap downward, as the neighbors heard the loud sound, at first, they thought that it was a gas explosion, and called the police to report it as a gas explosion, as the police came to the scene, they’d found the elderly man, lying in a pool of blood, with multiple fractures, and because the impact of him, hitting the ground was very hard, his right arm was severed from his torso, he was, clearly, dead.

In his suicide note, the elderly mentioned of how he’d been diagnosed with multiple serious condition, that he’s elderly, and didn’t want to be troublesome to his families; after the family members read the note, confirmed that it was in his handwriting, and didn’t have any rebuttal toward the police, ruling the man’s death as a suicide.

This, is what old age will look like, because you’re ill, and, you feel, that life isn’t worth anything anymore, so, you’d committed suicide, and maybe, being sick can get you in an awful mood, and, being elderly makes you think, that there’s not that much keeping you here, but, what about your children?  Or those who cared about, and loved you?

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Both the Deceased and His Killer Went Abroad When They Were Younger, Were Very Close to One Another Normally, the Last Note from the Suspect: Mom, Dad, Don’t Cry for Me

The aftermath of murder-suicide, a follow-up story, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

The murdering of his classmate, Liu by Huang from Kaohsiung Medical University, because he was jealous, as the news got passed, everybody in their department was shocked, stated that although they were three, four years apart, but, they were sent abroad to study, and, because of how similar their backgrounds were, they’d hung around together usually.

The classmates stated, that after the news of Liu three days ago, everybody in the department was having a difficult time, accepting; and these couple of days, when Huang failed to show up for class, everybody thought that it was because he was upset about Liu’s murder, nobody expected the end to be like this.

The medical student, Chen stated, that both Huang and Chen did well in class; both were optimistic, and were both very actively involved in extracurricular activities too, Huang belonged to the football team, Liu acted in a miniature short film directed by a fellow classmate, they both interacted normally with the professors, as well as other classmates too.

The school investigated, that Liu and Huang were Chinese students from Canada and U.S. respectively, both studied abroad when they were younger, because of the similarities in their background, they’d become, the best of friends after they’d started in Kaohsiung Medical School.  Huang showed up for activities on April 28th, then, never showed up again, nor was he there, for the meeting of extracurricular club he belonged to, and, the upper class member was just about to tell the professors about it, and the professors were on the verge of trying to find out what happened to him, they got the news of his death.

The office of Student Affairs had already counseled the close friends of these two young men, the classmates were all, heartbroken, “We were together, and, all of a sudden, they both died”, as for the words of how they got jealous of the attention of a girl, the school said, that they’d heard the classmates talk of how they were both seeing someone, but, they’re not clear on the details.

Yesterday, the school managed to get into touch with both Huang and Liu’s parents, both their parents started crying like hell, upon hearing the bad news, “We’d worked so hard, to get them educated, with such bright futures, and now, they both died, it is really difficult, for us, to accept.”

Huang who’d burned charcoal to commit suicide left two notes, one was for his parents, the other, for his younger brother, in the one for his parents, he’d stated, “I’m truly sorry toward you, I hope you won’t feel sad about me again, I was, my mistake, to have, let you down, I love you, I’m sorry, I couldn’t fulfill the duties of a good son to you, if I could, I’d wanted to return to before, when I was led, by the Lord.”

The other note, was for his younger brother, he’d told his younger brother, to take good care of their parents, said that he’d set an awful example, wanted his younger brother to behave, to listen to the teachings of their parents.

And so, this, is the aftermath, and, from this you can clearly see, how easily love can turn the best of friends against each other, that just shows, that love is something you need to be careful around…

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After He’d Gotten Him to Pass Out, He’d Strangled Her to Death, Toasted His Body, to Mislead the Police

Love became murder here, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

A medical student, Huang, from Kaohsiung Medical School, was suspected of getting jealous of his girlfriend, after he’d strangled his classmate, Liu to death, he’d toasted his corpse, then, set up the scene to look like an accident, back then, Huang suffered from smoke inhalation, the police called him in as a witness, but because the police realized, that Liu’s body was torched after he’d died, they’d called Huang back in, and, Huang was afraid of getting charged, he’d texted an apology to Liu’s families, then, committed suicide by burning charcoal.

Both Men Were from Families of Doctors, Both Lived in Mansions

The police investigated, that the third-year medical student, Huang (age 27), and Liu, the victim who was four years younger, were both from medical families, both their parents had high hopes for them, they’d bought mansions for their sons in Kaohsiung, so they could focus on their studies.

The police investigated and found, that Liu lived in a Baroque-style high-end apartment in Sanming District, on the early morning of April 28th, the super of the building found the fire alarm going off, he’d immediately called the fire department, and sent someone up to his floor to check on him.

And because there are passcodes for each and every home of the building, the super called Liu’s father to get the passcode, then, brought in the fire extinguisher, saw that the smoke was from the kitchen, shortly thereafter, the police and firefighters finally arrived, and the fire was already put out.

After the Confrontation, He’d Strangled the Man, Torched Up His Body, to Make it Look Like an Accident

The super told the police and fire department that back then, the two stoves were still smoking, and Liu was found, with his upper torso torched to black underneath the kitchen sink, and Huang lay still in the living room, on the couch.

Huang suffered from mild smoke inhalation, as he was lifted to the hospital, he’d lied to the police on how he and Liu were drinking and chatting, that he’d fallen asleep, but the investigators found, that the area of burns on Liu’s body wasn’t enough to kill him, suspected that the cause of death wasn’t so simple, set up an autopsy yesterday, and called Huang in in the mornings.

Because Huang failed to show up, the police rushed to the mansion close to the Art Museum in Kaohsiung to find him, they rang the doorbell, nobody answered, they felt something was off, had a lock smith to open up the door, as they’d entered into the property, they’d found Huang dead, by burning charcoal, with two suicide notes.

The police found, that Huang had disclosed to a classmate on how he’d confronted Liu for the sake of his girlfriend, he’d added medication in his drink, after Liu was out, he’d lost control, and murdered him, he’d already found a lawyer, was ready, to turn himself into the police.  The D.A. reexamined the body, found that Liu’s neck, and hyoid bones were broken, and there were traces of impact on the back of his head, believed, that “he was torched up after he was killed”.

Liu, who was murdered by his classmate, Huang, the coroners found there were torch markings on his stomach, suspected, that after Huang strangled Liu, he’d moved his body to the gas stove, “roasted” him, then, set the scene up like it was a gas explosion, they’d already taken the residues close by the stoves to trace.

The police said, that before Huang started burning charcoal, he’d sent an apology to Liu’s father, and, Liu’s father told the investigators, “had I know he would commit suicide, I would’ve done everything to stop him.”, and because the text was sent at one yesterday morning, Liu’s father didn’t check his cell until he got up this morning, and it was already, too late.  Huang’s father was in deep grief over his son’s death, wouldn’t describe what he saw to the press.

The investigative officers found, that last month on the 27th, Huang went to confront Liu at his place, and that he’d premeditated the murder, was suspected of adding sleeping pills to the victim’s drink, and, after they’d had a bit to drink, they got into an altercation, and, Liu had, passed out, and, Huang took advantage of the time when Liu was passed out, strangled him to death, then, roasted his corpse on the stove afterwards.

The police also stated, that based off of the time, as Huang was roasting the body, he’d used Liu’s cell phone, texted his girlfriend, “I’d accidentally set a fire while I was making instant noodles”.

Afterwards, the police investigators found, that the cause of death wasn’t so clear cut, asked Huang to come to the police station for further questioning, Huang realized, that he couldn’t escape punishment, told his classmate he’d found himself a lawyer, and was ready to turn himself in, and admitted to drugging, and strangling his classmate to death through his lawyer.

Based off of understanding, Huang and Liu were both into a second-year female student, the two of them started pursuing her together, but because Liu shared similar experiences with her, in the end, the female student chose to start dating Liu, this caused Huang to feel upset, thus, the seed of murder got planted.

Liu’s girlfriend was notified by the police, two days ago, she’d helped with the investigations, back then, she’d told the police, “I couldn’t speculate on Liu’s death”, told the police, that Huang and Liu had pursued her together, but she’d chosen Liu in the end.  Based off of her words, Huang and Liu got along well and interacted nicely, never got into altercation, and hadn’t heard that Liu had any bad business with anybody.

Both Huang and Liu’s fathers are doctors, Huang is from Kaohsiung, Liu, Pingdong, both were from well-to-do families.  Huang’s parents bought a two-bedroom apartment for him, and the price of the areas around where he lived was three to four hundred thousand dollars per twenty-five square feet.

Liu’s father, for his son who got into Kaohsiung Medical School, bout the house in the high end locations, and five years ago, it cost $200,000N.T. per twenty-five square feet.  Liu’s family back home in Pingdong said, that he was loved by his grandfather since he was little, and the family still couldn’t tell the elder about the grandson’s death.

Scholars: Having High IQ Doesn’t Mean Having High EQ as Well

The medical student, Huang was suspected of getting trapped into a love triangle, after murdering his classmate, Liu, torched up his body, then, attempted suicide; last year the graduate from N.T.U, Wen-Yen Chang also committed murder on his ex-girlfriend, Lin on the streets last year too.  All of these well-educated kids, how could they possibly commit such awful crimes?  The dean from the criminology department of Chungchen University, Hsu pointed out, “Having a high I.Q. doesn’t necessarily mean that the E.Q. of the person is high as well.”

Hsu said, that from before the schools would round up all the “bad students” who were studious together in a class, believing, that they had better control over the high-risk students, but in recent years, one can see the trend of the crimes committed, were done by intelligent, studious students with bright futures, of these, murders because of love took up the majority.

Hsu said, that the culture in Taiwan still worships degree, and most are still believers of “Good grades is everything”, and ignored the importance of having better interpersonal skills; and those who couldn’t handle it, are more than likely, to do awful things when they met a difficulty in their lives.

So here, making the grades is NO longer a big deal, having the ability to problem-solve, ability to withstand the trials from one’s own life, that, is the key to success, like these examples of men who’d murdered because of love, that just shows you, that we may need to, SHIFT the focuses of education of the younger generations here…

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Spent All Their Assets? The Mother and Her Two Sons Were Found to Have Committed Suicide in Their Mansion

The story of suicides, from the Front Page Sections, the cause being how the individuals can no longer handle the demands of the realities that they’re faced with, translated…

The forty-nine year old eldest son had cerebral palsy, was taken care of by his seventy-five year-old aging mother, the forty-six year old youngest would go outdoors when he’s hungry, they’d sold their storefront property just three years ago, and now, they’re thinking of selling the mansion they’re living in now.

Yesterday, a mansion in the Dali District of Taichung had the scent of dead corpse flowing from it, the police and fire department were called, they’d broken in, and found the seventy-five year-old elderly woman, Wu, along with her two sons, Hong, dead, in their second floor bedrooms, in the rooms, the firefighters found burnt charcoal on barbeque racks, and they’d suspected, that they’d been dead for over three days; the police suspected that it was the household economics that’s caused the three of them to commit suicide.

The police investigated, that the Hongs had sold their storefront property, just three years back, with the price of fifteen million dollars, that it was paid in cash, recently, there came the sounds of how the Hongs are pressured by the debts of three million dollars N.T., they’d asked to sell the property, the mansion they’re currently living in right now, but, they’d put the house on the market for six months, without any offers or prospect buyers at all, in March, they’d pulled it off the markets, and, whether or not they’d committed suicide because of their pressing debts, or was it because they couldn’t sell their property, to pay up the debts that they owed, it’s still in need of investigations.

At four in the afternoon, the police were notified, that there was a rancid odor coming from a mansion on Hsin-Fang Road of Dali District, the fire department arrived on scene, broke the door open, and found Wu, in her second floor bedroom, on her side, by the lounge chair by her own bed, Wu’s forty-nine year-old and forty-six year-old sons, on the bed, face up, the three of their bodies are already blackened and bloated, and the coroners believed, that they’d been dead, for over three days already.

The police said, that the bedroom door was sealed shut with towels, and there were barbeque stands set up at the scene, there was no outside forces that showed signs of a break in, nor were there suicide notes, as to whether or not the three of them had committed suicide, assisted one another in their own deaths, or, was it, caused by something from the outside, it’s yet to be clarified.

The police found, that Wu’s eldest son has cerebral palsy, and Wu took care of him by the day, and she’d gone to the nearby parks, to do her exercise dances; the youngest son was unemployed, and drawn in by the internet, the residents nearby told, that the youngest would only show his face outside when he was hungry, and would keep his eyes glued to the computers at home normally.

The police said, Hong’s father who’s a public office employee died a decade ago, and the family still gets half of the father’s retirement pension payments, Hong’s mother (Wu) receives money from the elderly assistance, the second son died by leaping off a building to commit suicide; the family had sold their storefront three years ago, and is with cash income, they seemed well off; six months ago, the youngest son wanted to sell the mansion they’re living in right now, but couldn’t agree on the price with a prospect buyer, so the deal broke off.

The realtor said, that six months ago, the Hongs asked him to help sell the property they’re staying at currently, the asking price was $1.88 million N.T.s, and there was a buyer who’d offered them $1.5 million N.T.s and was turned down, because the family was very rigid on the price that they’re asking, so, the deal never went through, and, this March, the realtor told them, that he couldn’t manage to sell their property for them.

So, this family is probably, pressed by money, but, there may be OTHER underlying reasons for their suicide, but, there’s no way that anybody can know that now, they’re all dead!

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