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Mississippi politician and grandmother, 53, 'kills herself' at home of former lawmaker
Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter and AP

Posted on 03/25/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT by w4women

State Rep Jessica Upshaw, 53, is found dead in home of former Rep Clint Rotenberry of a single gunshot wound to the head She is believed to have killed herself Upshaw is the fifth Mississippi lawmaker to die in the last few months

Authorities in Mississippi are investigating after a state lawmaker was found dead in a suspected suicide at the home of a former colleague, according to local officials. Republican Rep. Jessica Upshaw, 53, of the 95th District in Diamondhead, was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head in the home of former Rep. Clinton Rotenberry. The cause of Upshaw's death is believed to be suicide, but authorities are still awaiting the results of an autopsy.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: clintonrotenberry; clintrotenberry; deaths; jessicaupshaw; legislators; mississippi
Didn't realize she was the FIFTH lawmaker to die in the state in the last few months. What the heck is going on here?
1 posted on 03/25/2013 8:35:39 AM PDT by w4women
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To: w4women

That sounds odd. Who kills them self at someone else’s home?


2 posted on 03/25/2013 8:37:29 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: w4women

Seriously, that is a really personal act. That was what was so suspicious at the Phil Spector deal. Yeah, some lady that you never met kills herself in your house, first time she ever went there?

Something is going on. And if cops agree it’s suicide, yeah... something is going on.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 8:38:54 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: w4women

Somebody wants Clint Rodenberry to be investigated and destroyed. I’m thinking it’s the dead lady who wanted that to happen. But, of course, it could be someone else.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 8:42:08 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: autumnraine
Who kills them self at someone else’s home?

Maybe she had been in a close personal relationship - one that ended - with the homeowner.

5 posted on 03/25/2013 8:42:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Stand in the corner and scream with me!)
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To: w4women
” . . . Upshaw is the fifth Mississippi lawmaker to die in the last few months . . .”

While I don't like “conspiracy theories” this one does not smell right. First, most women don't use a gun to kill themselves; second, she is the fifth legislator to die in the last few months; third, she is in the home of another attorney friend who is married and not her own home.

I hold a masters degree in criminal justice, specialty is crime scene investigations. I can't make a determination or make any conclusions since I have not seen the crime scene or any pictures personally. The reported facts just seems really odd to me. It may be prudent to check on what legislation she was working on and compare that with any other legislator who has died recently to see if their is a connection.

Tragic, very tragic.

8 posted on 03/25/2013 8:52:42 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: w4women

A couple of other threads if anyone is interested in the comments thereon. Neither have a lot of info as apparently is still under wraps.

Yesterday:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3000353/posts

Today:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3000478/posts


9 posted on 03/25/2013 8:54:02 AM PDT by deport
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Didn't realize she was the FIFTH lawmaker to die in the state in the last few months. What the heck is going on here?

A purge.

Has anyone seen Hillary!™ lately?

10 posted on 03/25/2013 8:57:47 AM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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Setting an example to Washington for an honorable exit.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 8:59:07 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: w4women

What the heck is going on here?

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The other four were of natural causes or so I read in another article.


12 posted on 03/25/2013 9:06:16 AM PDT by deport
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To: w4women

Not much information about her. Second term in that slot, ran unopposed.

13 posted on 03/25/2013 9:06:30 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Who kills them self at someone else’s home?

Spurned lovers often kill themselves at the home or workplace of the ones who rejected them.

I'm going to guess there is more to this particular story>

14 posted on 03/25/2013 9:07:38 AM PDT by wideawake
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Oops, here’s a bit more from Wiki.

She was a Republican. And she seems to have been a well-established, upper-class gentlewoman: “Upshaw was a member of the American Bar Association, American Legislative Exchange Council, Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution, Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Gulfport Yacht Club, Harrison County Bar Association, and the Mississippi Bar Association.”


15 posted on 03/25/2013 9:09:48 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: deport; w4women
The other four were all Democrats and all African-Americans.

The other four all died of natural causes.

Two died of heart attacks and two died of complications from long illnesses. Two were 64, one was 68, one was 76. Three were men, one was a woman.

This latest deceased legislator was a white Republican woman who shot herself at the age of 53.

16 posted on 03/25/2013 9:15:52 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: PotatoChop

See post 16.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 9:16:44 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: autumnraine
That sounds odd. Who kills them self at someone else’s home?

In many cases, someone who had a personal relationship with the someone else, perhaps clandestinely, that didn't go so well, and as a result is perfectly happy to mess up that person's life as well.

A parting gift, as it were.

18 posted on 03/25/2013 9:17:23 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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While I don't like “conspiracy theories” this one does not smell right... I hold a masters degree in criminal justice, specialty is crime scene investigations. I can't make a determination or make any conclusions since I have not seen the crime scene or any pictures personally. The reported facts just seems really odd to me. It may be prudent to check on what legislation she was working on and compare that with any other legislator who has died recently to see if their is a connection.

David Gibbs (D), 76, cancer
Joe Gardner (D), 68, heart attack
Bennie Turner (D), 64, brain tumor
Alice Harden (D), 64, lengthy illness

I don't have any criminal justice degrees, but my theory is that the killer bumped off all those black Democrats first just to throw people off the scent, when the real target is white Republicans.
19 posted on 03/25/2013 9:18:51 AM PDT by drjimmy
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It may have been a suicide, never hurts to check all the facts. Like I posted earlier, “check” first.


20 posted on 03/25/2013 9:24:33 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: wideawake
"Spurned lovers often kill themselves at the home or workplace of the ones who rejected them."

That's what I was thinking. "If you don't take me back, I'll kill myself"

21 posted on 03/25/2013 9:26:57 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: drjimmy

white guilt over the disparity.


22 posted on 03/25/2013 9:28:22 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: w4women
Where the democrips cannot cheat the vote, they simply eliminate the competition?
23 posted on 03/25/2013 9:56:22 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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but my theory is that the killer bumped off all those black Democrats first just to throw people off the scent, when the real target is white Republicans.

Hee-hee!

24 posted on 03/25/2013 10:00:33 AM PDT by pieta
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To: drjimmy

I think Steed and Mrs. Peel should be asked to investigate.


25 posted on 03/25/2013 10:16:38 AM PDT by isom35
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To: PotatoChop
... First, most women don't use a gun to kill themselves ...

That's if it's from despair. She may have been angry and determined to send a message to a specific person. Assuming she was going to go to somebody's house to do that she probably wasn't going to down sleeping pills and wait to drift off. If she actually was going to show up at his house, she'd want to do something sudden, violent, and potent emotionally to get the message through.

26 posted on 03/25/2013 10:29:06 AM PDT by x
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Jessica Upshaw OPPOSED AGENDA 21... Something is rotten in the State of Mississippi... those who are not aware of Tom DeWeese search him out and at least listen to him... no, he does NOT wear a tin foil hat... draw your own conclusions... Jessica may have done herself in... however so did Vince Foster...please don’t fall asleep on this.. find out what ICLEI is and if it is in your community... check it out...


27 posted on 03/25/2013 3:10:29 PM PDT by rusureitflies? (A person becomes lost when they reject the Holy Spirit.)
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To: drjimmy

I don’t normally buy into conspiracy theories, AT ALL.

But earlier today there was a poster called “patriot76” over on another forum who said that an ex-coworker had told him that he (the ex-coworker) had talked to a homeless lady who smokes crack on one of the street corners in Boston, and she used to have a son who lived in Mississippi, except now she thinks he’s in a gutter in New Orleans.

So the crack lady said that Jessica Upshaw was just about to introduce a bill creating a commission to investigate Eric Holder for accepting a $43.5 million bribe from the North Koreans, and Clint Rotenberry was supposed to head up the commission.

She also said something about Jimmy Hoffa having returned for two weeks last year, and having given her the recipe for a revolutionary new cola drink. But that doesn’t really have anything to do with Upshaw.

Anyway, I don’t know. The whole story sounded pretty darn convincing to me.

Patriot76’s post has since disappeared from the web. So I tried pm’ing him over on the other forum, but I haven’t been able to get any answer.

Hang on... someone banging on the door. BRB...


28 posted on 03/25/2013 3:29:42 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: x

Without knowing this women’s character or her mental state prior to her death, this could very well be true.


29 posted on 03/25/2013 4:30:12 PM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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