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When a young mom is killed by her boyfriend’s service weapon local law enforcement treats her death as a terrible tragedy and rules it a suicide. But her family believes the truth is much more sinister.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or showing warning signs, please talk to someone you trust, call your doctor or nurse practitioner, or go to your local emergency room.

In the United States
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 hours): 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text ‘HELLO’ to 741741

In Canada
Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS): 1-833-456-4566

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The Case

Michelle O’Connell
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Michelle O’Connell
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Michelle O’Connell
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Jeremy Banks
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Jeremy Banks & Michelle O’Connell
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Rusty Rodgers
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Crime scene photo with the gun next to Michelle’s hand
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Dr. Bulic holding a gun to his mouth upside down

Dr. Bulic’s demonstration with the gun upside down
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Eli Washtock
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My name is Ashley Flowers and I'm a Junkie, too.

I've been crime-obsessed since birth and the only thing I love more than true crime is my dog, Charlie. My work with Crime Stoppers has led me to do this podcast, and I am so excited to be your new true crime dealer.

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