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June 6th, 2013
07:08 AM ET

Sources: 15-year-old Paris Jackson was rushed to hospital after cutting her wrist

Sources close to the Jackson family tell CNN that Paris Jackson – Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning after cutting one of her wrists.

– CNN's Miguel Marquez has the latest from Los Angeles

READ MORE: Michael Jackson's daughter hospitalized

Filed under: Jackson • Michael Jackson • Suicide
March 19th, 2013
08:06 AM ET

Police: Fmr. UCF found dead in dorm room, planned a larger attack at school – Ed Lavandera reports

This morning, CNN has new developments in the apparent suicide of a former student at the University of Central Florida. Police were called to a UCF dorm early Monday morning by a student who said his roommate had pulled a gun on him. The suspect, 30-year-old James Oliver Seevakumaran, was dead by the time officers arrived.

Investigators say they found a detailed plan for an attack, homemade bombs, a handgun, an assault weapon and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Investigators now believe Seevakumaran was planning a massacre on campus. CNN’s Ed Lavandera has more on the investigation.

Police say they don’t know what made Seevakumaran turn his gun on himself, but “it could have been a very bad day for everybody” on campus. Police Chief Richard Beary told reporters, “All things considered, I think that we were very blessed here at the University of Central Florida."

Investigators say they discovered several weapons among "writings laying out a timeline of what Seevakarum planned to do," Lavandera reports. "A plan, investigators say, was designed to, quote, ‘give them hell.' We don't know who he planned to target, but investigators say he was acting as a ‘lone wolf.’”

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February 18th, 2013
06:47 AM ET

Questions surround death of country singer Mindy McCready – Nischelle Turner reports


(CNN) - They seemed so triumphant at the time: the lyrics to country music star Mindy McCready's hope-filled title track to her most-recent album "I'm Still Here." Now, those words sound like a cry for help.

"On a cold dark cloud, with nowhere to fall but down, like a single, naked, unrelenting tear ... I'm still here."

On Sunday, McCready, whose turbulent personal life overshadowed her music, was found dead on the front porch of her Arkansas home - the victim, authorities said, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
She was 37.

McCready leaves behind two boys - a 6-year-old and a 10-month-old.

Just a month earlier, police had paid another visit to the house in Heber Springs. On that day, they found the infant's father - record producer David Wilson - dead on the porch. He too had apparently taken his own life. He too had used a gun.

This morning on "Early Start," Nischelle Turner reports on the apparent suicide of country star Mindy McCready.

READ MORE: Embattled country star Mindy McCready dead at 37 of apparent suicide

Filed under: Suicide