Berlin suicide sends text message suicide note

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20 November 2006, Berlin (dpa) - Fire gutted a vacation house in south-east Berlin Monday after a man sent a farewell text message to his absent wife, set fire to their lakeside retreat and fatally shot himself. Fire crews said the fire spread so quickly that at first they though ammunition had been in the basement, but it was more likely some kind of accelerant had been used. The man, 54, who was found with head wounds and a gun beside him, died in hospital. Police were alerted by the wife, also 54, who w

20 November 2006

Berlin (dpa) - Fire gutted a vacation house in south-east Berlin Monday after a man sent a farewell text message to his absent wife, set fire to their lakeside retreat and fatally shot himself.

Fire crews said the fire spread so quickly that at first they though ammunition had been in the basement, but it was more likely some kind of accelerant had been used. The man, 54, who was found with head wounds and a gun beside him, died in hospital.

Police were alerted by the wife, also 54, who was travelling. Her husband told her by text to her phone, "There'll be nothing left."

DPA

Subject: German news

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