Connecticut teen dies after setting self afire

Authorities say a University of Maine student from Connecticut who set himself on fire in Ellsworth, Maine has died at a Boston hospital. Full Story
EinCT

Naugatuck, CT

#3 May 21, 2008
No mention of "why"??? I guess the writer didnt do his full job.
CJP

North Haven, CT

#4 May 21, 2008
Maybe they haven't found out why, although I can't imagine suicide as an alternative to anything.........
sms

Danbury, CT

#5 May 21, 2008
It's too bad some jack@$$es have to jump to conclusions before hearing the full story.
Neo

Shelton, CT

#6 May 21, 2008
Ahhh ...
"Investigators believe Whitney set the fire after dousing himself with gasoline based on statements he made to witnesses."
I highly doubt he'll be able to explain "WHY" he did it !

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Since: Mar 08

Pittsford, NY

#7 May 21, 2008
Either this was a suicide, or a stunt gone horribly wrong.

I highly doubt this is a complete accident, cause I dont think anyone would be stupid enough to keep a bunch of gas around fire. You'd think that as a college student, they'd have enough common sense to understand that.
Donna

Boston, MA

#8 May 21, 2008
This is tragic I wish people could realize that no matter how bad thing seem suicide is not the answer, God Bless his soul, my thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones left behind.
umarT

New Haven, CT

#9 May 21, 2008
That's hot.
Samantha Vargas

Ansonia, CT

#10 May 21, 2008
Thats really ashame a young man who had his whole life ahead of him would do something like that. Thats a rough road to take may he rest in peace.
kim

AOL

#11 May 22, 2008
what is wrong with kids toady?
dontjudgepray

Winsted, CT

#12 May 23, 2008
It's interesting that many people are making such judgmental statements about this young man. Perhaps it would be smart to keep comments to yourselves if you do not personally know this man.
Everyone has more going on in their lives and in their minds than what is visible to the eye.
Common sense does not have much relevance for someone who has deeper issues to deal with.
brighid

East Hartford, CT

#13 May 23, 2008
i agree with dontjudgepray. It doesn't sound like any of you know him or what he was like as a person so you have no right to jump to the conclusion that he was suicidal or not smart. Not everything that you read is true.

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