Father of 12 Children hangs himself

By Lawrence T Hoff 


GRAND BASSA–A 54 year old man identified as James Mardin, was seen hanging by some family members early Wednesday morning in his own house in Gbaynee Town, Wee Statutory District, Grand Bassa County.


The family members raised alarm, and the Community Leader informed the police and other authorities in the district.


Meanwhile, the police including some local government officials of Wee District barricaded  the house awaiting officers of the Crimes Services Department of the Liberia National Police from Buchanan.


Upon arrival of the CSD officers, a 15 man Coronal Juror was formed to conduct search on the body.


Immediately after the search on the body, they submitted their report to the CSD Officers headed by Inspector Isaac S. Dueh Jr., Deputy County Commander of the Crimes Services Department.


According to Inspector Dueh, the 15 man juror’s report indicated that there was no foul play. Later, the  CSD Officers turned the body over to the family for preservation or burial.

Meanwhile, Inspector Dueh disclosed to Reporters that the deceased wrote a will before committing such act.


The CSD Officer quoted the deceased’s will as saying no one should hold neither his wife nor children responsible for his death. 


He killed himself because he was being persistently tormented by evil spirit because he was doing the will of God to make peace between Christians and Muslims.


Inspector Dueh also quoted that  the deceased’s will as saying no one should embalm his body ( the deceased’s body ). He should be buried immediately.


At the same time, the wife of the deceased is calling on family members and authorities of the district to uphold the instruction of her late husband’s will.


Mrs. Baby D. Mardin said she and her late husband were legally married and had 12 children. 

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