Police investigate Cottage Grove couple's suicide pact in which woman died, husband survived

A Cottage Grove couple agreed to a suicide pact early this month, according to a search warrant issued Friday. Full Story
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good gosh

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 23, 2011
somebody waited 8 days before calling police? Sounds like he was really missed at work

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#2 Jan 23, 2011
How very sad that these two believed death was the better option.
JON

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 23, 2011
LaFrance called for help, saying his wife was "not breathing" Relly? dead people don't breath.

If he had his MURDER plan all figured out he would have said. "My wife and I tried to kill our selves, I woke up and found her dead".

He killed her, gave himself just enough to survive.

The janitor pay may not have been enough. There is plenty more to the story...
JON

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 23, 2011
Good Point.

He just happened to wake up 8 days latter "groggy" when the cops came.

Actually he kept giving himself the drug to keep him that way until someone called to check.

Your right 8 days? the drug if intially given in one dose would have kill or he would came out of it MAYBE 48 hour latter. NOT 8 Day.

Busted...

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#5 Jan 23, 2011
He told police they had taken the overdose two days prior. An autopsy will be able to determine if that is the truth or not. I can't imagine what was happening in the house the six days before that. I would think, also, that blood tests could confirm if the gentleman's tox level was in line with what he took and when he said he took it. If the two of them took the drugs at the same time and the same amount, it's conceivable that the lighter of the two would perish and the heavier one would not. I don't know that she was lighter than he, but again the medical examiner should be able to put the pieces together.
JON

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 23, 2011
The man comes to the door after the cops pound the daylights out of the door on a WELFARE CHECK on him not her. The Police know that there is some sort of PROBLEM and ask to see the wife, who they can not "see" in plain sight. He says NO. The police now have to leave because they don't have any probable cause or warra to enter the bedroom.

This guy is Jared out of an INTOXICATED DRUGGED SLEEP by the incessant pounding-- turns over sees his wife just sleeping? Did he forget about the PACT? If he did would he not have said sure lets go talk to her. Could have been like a CO poisoning

NOPE! He new she was dead as soon as he woke up even if he was not already awake.

The cops leave and then he goes "honey" time to get up now! and finding her dead and forgot the whole plot thing.

In most cases, would there be emergency numbers at school to call relatives?

2 people plot their own death on the eight day it comes to light.

Ok, so lets say he was woke up by the cops, knew instantly that the PACT failed, He then calls an hour latter to report her dead.

What happened to the PACT? He had his hour to finish his end of the deal (kill himself) PACT but didn't, how come? Scared?
viking

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 23, 2011
how can he still have a job 8days not calling in he should be fired some people would die to have his job as far as i know he is still employed there he has been nothing but trouble and should be fired but the good old union sticks up for this guy
JON

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jan 23, 2011
@Viking "a job to die for" ?
viking

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jan 24, 2011
you know what i mean there are people in need of work and would love to work. this guy weighs about 350 pounds and is a worthless human that keeps his job because the union sticks up for his lazy ass.

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Alie

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 24, 2011
@Viking, wow sounds like you have a personal issue with this guy, where's your compassion or sense of what is right? A suicide pact, a wife dead, these are people part of the human race and obviously hurting, and emotionally distressed, what on earth does his weight or job performance have to do with it or the union? Seems like an excuse for the employer not calling sooner maybe, no sense in calling when you could care less, just makes it easier to get rid of him. You all should be ashamed.

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Lise

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 24, 2011
What Kind of Boss waits 8 days before calling employee. Alie you are so RIGHT Viking has a personal Vengenance towards this man. He must work with him to know so much.

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“Here I come to save the Day!”

Since: Jan 09

Gothem city

#12 Jan 24, 2011
Reminds me of our old Jr. High custodian. great big fella. we called him "Snow Shoes" because his feet were so large.... always makes me smile.
viking

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jan 25, 2011
he works at different school i here things about him people who have worked with him. he walks like a 100 year old man. they say he called in way to much and didnt do his job when they do summer cleaning they have to give him a job that keeps him out of the way. there are people waiting for his job to open up. and by the way the union is sticking up for him . i do agree that 8 days before work called to check is crazy .people up top should be nervous makes them look really bad . who is running this place?
Lise

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jan 25, 2011
Sounds Like you need a NEW BOSS......

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Alie

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Jan 25, 2011
@Viking You have calmed down some what, thats a good thing,but you still missed my point. Which is you are off topic, and inconsiderate of the emotional health issues involved, not to mention insensititive to the relatives of this man. Like I said what does his job performance the union or how fast he walks have to do with this article. Unless people like those who tell you these things have contributed to aggravate his mental state. Maybe it's guilt for kicking a man when he is down. I would guess he probably will lose his job I can't imagine anyone would try to help him through this difficult time, least not from where he currently works. He may just finish the job (the pact) he started. Very sad it is. There is one who knows the truth and the hearts of all and he will deal with each one in his time.

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Alie

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Jan 25, 2011
You (here?) HEAR things, thats gossiup, and you repeat it on here for everyone to read as it were fact, that is wrong. You need some other forum to rant your distuctive hear say trash on. Maybe your fellow employees should follow each other on twitter and bash each other, you sound like grade school bullies.

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Bill

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jan 25, 2011
Alie wrote:
You (here?) HEAR things, thats gossiup, and you repeat it on here for everyone to read as it were fact, that is wrong. You need some other forum to rant your distuctive hear say trash on. Maybe your fellow employees should follow each other on twitter and bash each other, you sound like grade school bullies.
"destructive " correction..not distructive...
Alie

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 25, 2011
Thanks Bill
Alie

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jan 25, 2011
I wonder if there could be a wrongful death lawsuit
issue by the family? The article says a caller, not the employer called. Either way if someone would of called sooner intervention may have saved a life. What do you think Bill?
Bill is out

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jan 26, 2011
Alie wrote:
I wonder if there could be a wrongful death lawsuit
issue by the family? The article says a caller, not the employer called. Either way if someone would of called sooner intervention may have saved a life. What do you think Bill?
I think that is insane. The employer has no responsibility here. I knew the couple. She was nice and trying. He was the reason Wendy was the way she was. I can guarantee the employer was hoping he quit showing up so they could get rid of him. Quit trying to find fault when most of the time fault lies with your own choices.

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