An American Suicide Jolts Taiwan
Geez, real horror story…
Upon hearing his sentence through an interpreter, Marhanka appeared
incredulous and was heard repeating, “Four years?” – to which the
interpreter answered that he could appeal the sentence if he wished to. Marhanka said he didn’t want to, while becoming more and more agitated as the severity of his crime seemed to sink in.
All of a sudden, he pulled out two sharp objects and shouted, “I
don’t want to live anymore!” before proceeding to stab himself in the
neck. The metal objects were later identified by court officials as the
two blades of a pair of scissors Marhanka had smuggled into the
courthouse, although it was still unclear why they went undiscovered.