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March 11, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The gunman who killed six people and wounded six in a door-to-door rampage in southern Switzerland last week has committed suicide, hanging himself in his Lugano jail cell, police said. The suspect, Erminio Criscione, 37, had been watched closely since he surrendered in tears after the rampage.
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October 6, 1994 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Volunteer firefighters responding to a farmhouse fire in this tiny village early Wednesday uncovered an underground chapel and the robe-clad bodies of 23 people, members of an obscure cult joined in an apparent murder-suicide by 25 other adherents in three chalets 100 miles away. The 48 grisly deaths were caused variously by suffocation, gunshots and perhaps drug overdoses, police said. The victims included French, Swiss and Canadian citizens, ranging in age from 10 to 73.
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November 2, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Two months ago, Uwe Barschel, the energetic, 43-year-old premier of the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein, was a popular politician campaigning for what appeared to be easy reelection. Today he is dead, probably a suicide, and what has come to be known as the Barschel affair has touched off perhaps the greatest outpouring of public and private political soul-searching in West Germany since World War II.
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March 11, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The gunman who killed six people and wounded six in a door-to-door rampage in southern Switzerland last week has committed suicide, hanging himself in his Lugano jail cell, police said. The suspect, Erminio Criscione, 37, had been watched closely since he surrendered in tears after the rampage.
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October 6, 1994 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Volunteer firefighters responding to a farmhouse fire in this tiny village early Wednesday uncovered an underground chapel and the robe-clad bodies of 23 people, members of an obscure cult joined in an apparent murder-suicide by 25 other adherents in three chalets 100 miles away. The 48 grisly deaths were caused variously by suffocation, gunshots and perhaps drug overdoses, police said. The victims included French, Swiss and Canadian citizens, ranging in age from 10 to 73.
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November 2, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Two months ago, Uwe Barschel, the energetic, 43-year-old premier of the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein, was a popular politician campaigning for what appeared to be easy reelection. Today he is dead, probably a suicide, and what has come to be known as the Barschel affair has touched off perhaps the greatest outpouring of public and private political soul-searching in West Germany since World War II.
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