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Man Kills Self With Homemade Guillotine
MyFoxHouston ^ | Tuesday, 08 Jun 2010

Posted on 06/10/2010 12:46:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A depressed Russian engineer built a macabre homemade guillotine to commit suicide in his bedroom, Pravda reported Tuesday.

Troubled Albert Repin told his parents he was building a closet at their Moscow home.

But behind his locked bedroom door, the 47-year-old divorced man was secretly building a chilling replica of the 18th century killing machine -- famously used to behead enemies of the French Revolution.

Repin spent several days assembling his DIY guillotine out of plywood, rope, and metal sheeting.

Finally, he climbed into position before cutting the rope to release the heavy, makeshift blade.

"The guillotine did not cut off his head completely only because the metal was not sharpened," a local police spokesman said.

Repin's parents asked his brother to kick down the bedroom door when he wouldn't respond to calls.

The shocked sibling burst in to find Repin's body slumped beside the horrifying execution device, Pravda said.

Relatives say he never got over his divorce, which happened several years ago.


TOPICS: Hobbies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: guillotine; napl; suicide
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1 posted on 06/10/2010 12:46:23 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I feel that way sometimes. I’m just too cowardly to kill myself.


2 posted on 06/10/2010 12:48:02 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m sure CSI-Topeka (or some other crime/law TV show) will pick this story up for shock value.


3 posted on 06/10/2010 12:49:46 AM PDT by Pavegunner72
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To: nickcarraway

Moral of the story: Never lose your head over a little bit of tail.


4 posted on 06/10/2010 12:53:34 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: nickcarraway; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono
Grace Slick would have told him "Go ask Alice."


5 posted on 06/10/2010 12:55:11 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: GeronL
I’m just too cowardly to kill myself.

Stay that way. Things get better, especially if you make hat happen.

6 posted on 06/10/2010 12:57:25 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: GeronL

F’r instance, typos...”hat”=”that”. God Bless you, FRiend.


7 posted on 06/10/2010 12:58:43 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: nickcarraway

I hadn’t thought of making a Guillotine. I’ll have to keep that one on reserve for when our country total commie! lol.


8 posted on 06/10/2010 1:01:03 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

I doubt things will ever get better to tell you the truth.


9 posted on 06/10/2010 1:02:33 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: GOP Poet

Here you go:

http://boisdejustice.com/


10 posted on 06/10/2010 1:08:09 AM PDT by fretzer
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To: nickcarraway; fieldmarshaldj

He’d be so disappointing if he wasn’t dead. RIP.


11 posted on 06/10/2010 1:08:25 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway
Not a good time to lose one's "head".

That's not the way to get "ahead" in life.

It's a shame he wasn't more "headstrong".

He'll never be the "head" of a major corporation.

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12 posted on 06/10/2010 1:10:00 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: nickcarraway

All that work and he didn’t even sharpen it? What a dope...


13 posted on 06/10/2010 1:12:30 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Impy

I guess he lost his head.


14 posted on 06/10/2010 1:13:26 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Kagan ENDED Constitutional Law in Harvard: freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2523089/posts)
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To: nickcarraway; fieldmarshaldj

DisappointED. That his device wasn’t 100% effective.


15 posted on 06/10/2010 1:13:27 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: shibumi; nickcarraway; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono
Could'a been worse, I guess...


16 posted on 06/10/2010 1:15:46 AM PDT by Semper Mark (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Relatives say he never got over his divorce...”

Well. I guess he’s over it now.


17 posted on 06/10/2010 1:17:05 AM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: nickcarraway
Repin spent several days assembling his DIY guillotine out of plywood, rope, and metal sheeting.

His psychologist probably suggested a hobby or personal project to stave off his depression...

18 posted on 06/10/2010 1:18:40 AM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: shibumi; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Repin spent several days assembling his DIY guillotine out of plywood, rope, and metal sheeting.

Once an engineer, always an engineer.


19 posted on 06/10/2010 1:25:13 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GeronL

I imagine most folks have thoughts of suicide at times. I know I did. Not too much lately. Things were pretty bad for awhile there years ago. But... day by day goes by and things CAN get better. One piece of advice I heard was “wait a day”. And if you still thought like it, “wait a week”, etc. I forget where the advice ended (a year!?)

The other saying I like is “Suicide - a permanent solution to a temporary problem”.

I had an accident and came a half-inch from death last year. Dieing was the last thing I wanted to be doing then! Things and attitudes change.

All of that said, if my wife divorced me and caused me so much pain that I would want to kill myself, I would probably set the guillotine up on her front doorstep so she could find me. And make sure the blade was sharp!


20 posted on 06/10/2010 1:26:12 AM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: 21twelve

I think the divorce was just the final rung of a very broken ladder. He has more general issues, probably like me.


21 posted on 06/10/2010 1:27:40 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: nickcarraway

Is it available for rental now? I Shirley could use it!


22 posted on 06/10/2010 1:28:39 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nickcarraway

Poor guy was so eager to end it all that he couldn’t wait until he had sharpened the blade.


23 posted on 06/10/2010 1:33:31 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: nickcarraway
But behind his locked bedroom door, the 47-year-old divorced man was secretly building a chilling replica of the 18th century killing machine

"IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A HOBBY."

24 posted on 06/10/2010 1:41:39 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: GeronL

I need to get to bed, but if you don’t mind, I’ll say an extra prayer for you.


25 posted on 06/10/2010 1:43:02 AM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: Future Snake Eater
All that work and he didn’t even sharpen it? What a dope...

Sometimes, a detail or two escapes you when you are preoccupied.

26 posted on 06/10/2010 1:43:35 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, if Pravda said it, it must be true.


27 posted on 06/10/2010 1:46:13 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: nickcarraway
OK I guess if you are going to "off yourself" you might as well do it with some style.

Sad to see a human so depressed he can't stand living but apparently this guy was serious about doing it right and quick.

Prayers for him and his family.

28 posted on 06/10/2010 1:47:15 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: 21twelve

thanks. I think it might be seasonal in my case, once a twice a year I get weird for a couple weeks.


29 posted on 06/10/2010 1:53:26 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: GeronL

The idiot should have tested it on his EX first, then decided if he wanted to experience it personally.


30 posted on 06/10/2010 2:15:25 AM PDT by tdscpa
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To: GeronL

May I suggest prayer?


31 posted on 06/10/2010 2:24:36 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Bigg Red

Its not too bad for me. Probably seasonal.

prayer doesn’t hurt.


32 posted on 06/10/2010 2:28:00 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: GeronL

You got it, GeronL, and a big ethernet hug.


33 posted on 06/10/2010 2:47:26 AM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Future Snake Eater

No kidding, if that had been me, id have sharpened that thing untill it could split a hair.


34 posted on 06/10/2010 2:48:49 AM PDT by Husker24
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To: GeronL
I feel that way sometimes. I’m just too cowardly to kill myself.

Me too, until I started thinking of all the reasons to live. Just the thoughts of being there to see Barry voted out in 2012 should be reason enough to hang in there. Think of the parties we'll have after he and the other traitors are convicted.

35 posted on 06/10/2010 2:54:31 AM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: nickcarraway

What no duct tape?


36 posted on 06/10/2010 2:59:22 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: nickcarraway

His last words, “Just a little off the top, Comrade Barber”.


37 posted on 06/10/2010 3:05:47 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: GeronL

The only thing certain in life is change, and not all bad. (Not Obama “change”, but things get different.) Some change is bad, some good. Sometimes the bad is dominant, but others the good is. It is what you will make of it, to lessen the bad, to further enhance the good. And amidst it all, there are blessings to be counted. I pray you find your blessings, great and small, and that they multiply.


38 posted on 06/10/2010 3:05:50 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps he was just answering an advertisement for a do-it-yourself weight loss system...
‘Want to lose 10 lbs of ugly fat, quick?’

from MAD Magizine a long long long time ago.


39 posted on 06/10/2010 3:07:02 AM PDT by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: nickcarraway

AP • Reuters • Photos

Man Slices Own Head Off in Supermarket Suicide

May 7, 9:16 am ET

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) - A South African man died trying to cut his own head off with a butcher’s band saw in a major supermarket, police said on Wednesday.
Superintendent Jay Naicker said the Shoprite Checkers store in Richards Bay had been ready to close on Monday when the man wandered in and headed for the meat department. “He just walked in, went to the band saw machine and switched it on,” Naicker told Reuters. “Apparently he knew what he was doing. He put his neck to the blade and it cut about half way through before he fell to the floor.”

Naicker said the man, later identified as 31-year-old Emmanuel Gumbi, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He said police had turned up no motive for the suicide, which stunned staff and shoppers at the store in northern Kwazulu-Natal province.


40 posted on 06/10/2010 3:28:39 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: nickcarraway

He should have tested the device on the girl first! lol


41 posted on 06/10/2010 3:30:31 AM PDT by red tie
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To: nickcarraway

When the story was connected to FoxNewsHouston, I thought this was a Lone Star State event. Kind of disappointed that the russian guy decided to do come up with this in his home country.


42 posted on 06/10/2010 3:30:52 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: central_va

Well, if you don’t like soccer, and that’s all that is on the local news, you might resort to desperate measures.


43 posted on 06/10/2010 3:33:16 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bakon Akbar!)
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To: death2tyrants

King Louie was deposed for he had no “head” for the business....Marie Antoinette found out and was quite ...”beside herself”.!


44 posted on 06/10/2010 3:44:19 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Mike Mathis is my name,opinions are my own,subject to flaming when deserved!)
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To: nickcarraway; All

When guns are outlawed.....


45 posted on 06/10/2010 3:56:17 AM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: nickcarraway

Man. You gotta hand it to the Russians. Nobody can plumb the depths of misery like they can. I swear, they almost seem to enjoy it sometimes.


46 posted on 06/10/2010 4:01:43 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: conservativeharleyguy

I built one too when I was a kid!

47 posted on 06/10/2010 4:06:53 AM PDT by catman67
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To: Markos33; JoeProBono

That looks like something Joe would find.


48 posted on 06/10/2010 4:08:12 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: GeronL

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
Mark Twain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NdJFmyLmMo&feature=related


49 posted on 06/10/2010 4:09:06 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: 21twelve

Well, I beg to differ. I despise the term ‘permanent solution to a temporary problem’. Is it really temporary if it lasts 30 years? Been dealing with mental illness my whole life. Came DAMN close to suicide last April. Threw away a bunch of important items. But the Marine in me said Stay in the Fight. So here I still am.


50 posted on 06/10/2010 4:15:35 AM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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