Man Commits Suicide In Wife’s Hospital Room After She Gives Birth
The birth of a new baby was overshadowed by a horrific tragedy for one Houston couple after the father of the child shot himself to death inside the hospital room where his wife had just given birth three hours earlier.
via Chicago Tribune
A Houston man shot himself to death in his wife’s hospital room on Sunday, 3 1/2 hours after she had given birth to their baby, police said.
“Family members said he has been distraught recently,” Houston police spokesman John Cannon said on Monday.
The man, whose identity has not been released, shot himself in a private room at Willowbrook Methodist Hospital in Northwest Houston on Sunday afternoon, Cannon said. He died shortly after being transported to another hospital, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
His wife, who gave birth earlier on Sunday, was not injured, and Cannon said the baby was not in the room at the time.
What a terrible day this turned out to be for this family, despite a new life being brought into the world.