(October 2007, UK) John, 71, used wood and rope to make a traction device
to ease his wife's neck pain. But applying traction to the neck takes a
delicate touch. His DIY (do-it-yourself) medical device turned out to be a
gallows, as John found out when he tested it and hanged himself.
The Coroner's verdict: Death by Misadventure.
Darwin says, "Story is UNCONFIRMED: the lurid online source is not a
bastion of responsible reporting. However, if it can be confirmed, it's an
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