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Nurse who took Kate prank call has been found dead [Possible suicide]
The SUN (UK) ^ | 12-07-2012 | Staff

Posted on 12/07/2012 8:30:27 AM PST by Red Badger

THE nurse who took a prank call from two Australian DJs asking about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has been found dead this morning.

Tragic Jacintha Saldanha, 46, is believed to have committed suicide as police are not treating the death as suspicious.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were said to be “deeply saddened" by the death of Jacintha, described by the hospital as an "excellent nurse" who was "well respected and popular" with colleagues.

DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian made the prank call from Down Under, impersonating Prince Charles and the Queen to get information about Kate's condition.

The duo — whose station is notorious for courting controversy — were amazed when their dodgy uppercrust British accents got them put through to Kate's ward.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4686549/tragedy-as-woman-who-answered-Kate-hoax-found-dead.html#ixzz2ENsDNpy1


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: duplicate; jacinthasaldanha; royals; seemedlikeagoodidea; suicide
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1 posted on 12/07/2012 8:30:33 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Suicide over something like this is a bit drastic and dramatic. Must be a cultural thing, I guess.


2 posted on 12/07/2012 8:33:43 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Red Badger

I place the blame squarely on those two jerks who pulled this stunt. You take your victim/plaintif/sucker as you find them. Her reaction in no way diminishes their personal misconduct.


3 posted on 12/07/2012 8:37:02 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red Badger

They’re “very sorry.” Sorry, it doesn’t sound like it to me, from what they said. They should be sorry, for the rest of their misbegotten lives.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 8:40:10 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: longtermmemmory

“I place the blame squarely on those two jerks who pulled this stunt. You take your victim/plaintif/sucker as you find them. Her reaction in no way diminishes their personal misconduct.”

I dont think this outcome was predictable in any way. People dont commit suicide because of prank calls.


6 posted on 12/07/2012 8:41:24 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
I dont think this outcome was predictable in any way. People dont commit suicide because of prank calls.

Because if they did there would be no one left named “Mike Hunt”

7 posted on 12/07/2012 8:45:00 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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im not following this...why did she kill herself again? ive read the story, two dj’s pretended to be the queen and charles, etc....and she spoke with them about 15 mins....what was the reason she offed herself ?


8 posted on 12/07/2012 8:48:12 AM PST by raygunfan
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To: ZX12R

In today’s world of over-sensitivity in privacy matters, she probably got a severe butt chewing over the embarrassment it caused the hospital. The DJ’s should have foreseen that it would have endangered the nurse’s employment. But they probably could care less. It marred her professional record. I wonder how funny the DJ’s find it now?


9 posted on 12/07/2012 8:48:20 AM PST by Brownie63
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To: Red Badger

Tragic, but boring. A boring tragedy. Can we at least throw in some fantastical conspiracy theories?


10 posted on 12/07/2012 8:51:16 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Red Badger

You can’t blame the DJs. It is not remotely normal or predictable for somebody to commit suicide over a prank call. Its possible that she was facing demotion/punishment for being careless with regards to the “royalty,” but how could the DJs have imagined this happening.


11 posted on 12/07/2012 8:51:16 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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“Tragic, but boring. A boring tragedy. Can we at least throw in some fantastical conspiracy theories?”

I think its pretty obvious that she was murdered by the Queen.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 8:54:21 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

The eggshell skull rule (or thin skull rule or you take your victim as you find him rule of the common law) is a well established legal doctrine used in some tort law systems,[1] with a similar doctrine applicable to criminal law. It increases the liability of a person who may commit a tort against another, from results arising out of those tortious acts.

708 F.2d 1217, citing Prosser, Handbook of the Law of Torts 261 (4th ed. 1971)

These shock jocks are screwed in civil OR criminal law. Foreseeability of a special weakness is no excuse.


13 posted on 12/07/2012 8:57:44 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red Badger
Perhaps the call was a wake up call regarding this girl and no one was paying attention to her problems...just the phone calls.

I'm sure Kate and William are devastated.

14 posted on 12/07/2012 8:58:09 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

I think she was killed because she saw the x-rays and sonigrams of the Baby. She saw two fetus, one a doberman pincer and the other a small boy with 666 on it’s head.


15 posted on 12/07/2012 8:59:36 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Red Badger
Just what private information did this receptionist release that was of any consequence???

Everyone and their royal-worshipping mother knew she was in that hospital and what she was there for.

The fuss over this prank call was beyond ridiculous.

16 posted on 12/07/2012 9:00:20 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Sure you can blame the DJs. You can blame them for making a prank call, ie, taking advantage of an innocent person's good faith and trust and making her look like an idiot, besides having dishonestly induced her most likely to have violated privacy guidelines. I blame the DJs for being a--holes in the first place.
17 posted on 12/07/2012 9:12:23 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: longtermmemmory

“These shock jocks are screwed in civil OR criminal law. Foreseeability of a special weakness is no excuse.”

By that logic if someone were to (God forbid) kill themselves immediately after reading this post I could be brought up on charges.

Good luck convincing a jury that she killed herself because of the call and not some other cause.


18 posted on 12/07/2012 9:14:56 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Red Badger

Very sad. RIP


19 posted on 12/07/2012 9:16:35 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Brownie63
I recall the Sam Adams radio contest a few years back.

They offered points for having sex in specific locations.

Two idiots decided to have sex in St Patrick's in NYC.

They were caught, and the day that the guy was to be sentenced, he died.

No parole from the sentence he got.

20 posted on 12/07/2012 9:20:07 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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