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January 3, 1989
Gary Heidnik, sentenced to death for torturing and killing two of six women he abducted and held in his Philadelphia home, was in a coma after an apparent New Year's Day suicide attempt in prison, his lawyer said. Heidnik, 45, apparently took an overdose of Thorazine, a prescribed anti-psychotic drug, in his cell at the State Correctional Institution in Pittsburgh, his attorney, A. Charles Peruto Jr., said. A prison guard making his rounds found Heidnik unconscious early Sunday, Lt.
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August 1, 1991 | Associated Press
Pittsburgh Steeler guard Terry Long, who acknowledged he attempted suicide after flunking the NFL's steroids test, was released Wednesday from the hospital, officials said. Long told police July 24 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Franklin Park that he tried to commit suicide because he felt his career was over after the positive test. His statement to police said he tried to kill himself by swallowing "two or three sleeping pills," contradicting earlier reports he had taken rat poison.
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August 1, 1991 | Associated Press
Pittsburgh Steeler guard Terry Long, who acknowledged he attempted suicide after flunking the NFL's steroids test, was released Wednesday from the hospital, officials said. Long told police July 24 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Franklin Park that he tried to commit suicide because he felt his career was over after the positive test. His statement to police said he tried to kill himself by swallowing "two or three sleeping pills," contradicting earlier reports he had taken rat poison.
NEWS
January 3, 1989
Gary Heidnik, sentenced to death for torturing and killing two of six women he abducted and held in his Philadelphia home, was in a coma after an apparent New Year's Day suicide attempt in prison, his lawyer said. Heidnik, 45, apparently took an overdose of Thorazine, a prescribed anti-psychotic drug, in his cell at the State Correctional Institution in Pittsburgh, his attorney, A. Charles Peruto Jr., said. A prison guard making his rounds found Heidnik unconscious early Sunday, Lt.
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