Ronald Opus jumped from a 10-story window intending to commit suicide. On his way down, someone shot a bullet from the ninth floor, killing him instantly.
Opus had no idea that a safety net had been installed just below the eighth floor, which would have hindered his suicide attempt had the bullet not killed him.
The bullet was traced back to Opus’ father, who had a habit of threatening his wife with an unloaded shotgun. He believed the gun was unloaded when he fired the shot that killed his son.
Police later discovered that Ronald Opus, the son, had put the bullet in the gun because his mother cut him off financially. Knowing about his dad’s habit of threatening her with the unloaded gun, he hoped the bullet would kill his mother so he could receive financial support from his father.
Thinking that his plan had not worked, the son decided to take his life that day. The medical examiner closed the case as a suicide because the son had actually murdered himself by putting the bullet in the gun.
Ok, now, for all the movie buffs in you this might seem familiar because this was the opening of the film ‘Magnolia’, with slight changes of course. The names are changed and its the mother who fires.
On the morning of November 22, 1963, Jackie Kennedy was unnerved by a full page ad placed in the Dallas Morning News – not so much because it accused the president of being a communist sympathiser but rather because it had a black border and resembled a death notice.
JFK tried to comfort her with the words: “We’re heading to nut country today. But, Jackie, if somebody wants to shoot me from a window with a rifle nobody can stop it so why worry about it?”
That Kennedy made such a comment about his assassination on the day he was shot is coincidence enough but that he so casually predicted the precise method of his death is nothing short of sinister.
It’s like seeing the origin story of Yahtzee. He was once an idealistic game journalist with a twinkle in his eye and a song in his heart.
Then Sims 2: H&M comes out, clouds darken the sun, and the man’s eyes narrow. He reaches up and finds that a sinister trilby has appeared on his head. He knows his purpose now. They will all pay.
The author of this was blacklisted by EA, and then he almost lost his job