||[Jan. 17th, 2010|12:01 am]
It turns out that the census worker in Kentucky who was found hanging from a tree with his hands bound and the word "fed" scrawled across his chest killed himself with no help from right wing nutcakes.
Mr. Sparkman, 51, was found strangled with a rope around his neck near a rural cemetery in September with the word “fed” scrawled on his chest. His death set off a state and federal investigation, which determined that he had committed suicide.I had posted about this before it was known to be a suicide. I have to admit that I was duped into believing exactly what this guy wanted me to believe. It's a shame that this guy felt the need to deceive people with his death. Especially when there is plenty of evidence already out there ( Timothy McVeigh, Scott Roeder, Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh ) of right wing hate. We didn't need more evidence and doing this simply makes the right wing claim that they are victimized. I know what you're thinking, they claim that they're victimized when the sun rises but this stupid little stunt gives it the grain of truth that it needs to make it credible.
The records show that the friend, Lowell Adams, told investigators that Mr. Sparkman, a federal employee, wanted his suicide to look like a murder.
Mr. Adams said that Mr. Sparkman told him that he had even practiced self-asphyxiation and had been able to cause himself to black out.
Mr. Sparkman’s body was found Sept. 12 near Hoskins Cemetery in a heavily wooded area of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Investigators said Mr. Sparkman’s wrists had been bound so loosely that he could have done the taping himself. He was touching the ground almost to his knees. To have survived, “all Mr. Sparkman had to do at any time was stand up,” said Capt. Lisa Rudzinski of the Kentucky State Police.
Mr. Adams told the authorities that Mr. Sparkman had paid him to travel with him in the remote areas when he canvassed door to door for the census.
“In reality, Bill spoke with me several times about killing himself and, on the Saturday before his death, he told me he was going to kill himself on the next Wednesday,” Mr. Adams said in a written statement.
Mr. Adams said Mr. Sparkman, who once had lymphoma, preferred to kill himself rather than to die from cancer.
“Bill said he had chosen a place to kill himself ‘in the woods’ in Clay County and he intended to hang himself,” Mr. Adams said. “He said he intended to tie his hands behind his back so it would appear that someone else did it.”
An autopsy found that Mr. Sparkman was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of his death. It also found that he did not have cancer.
Mr. Sparkman had taken out two accidental life insurance policies totaling $600,000 that would not pay in case of suicide, the authorities said.
Mr. Sparkman, you did no one any favors, you helped no good cause at all. You died in vain.