January Gordon attempts suicide. She then begins using online forums to talk to others about suicide plans.
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December 16, 7. December 17, November 22, Gordon goes on trial at Leicester Crown Court charged with encouraging Mr Birkinshaw to commit suicide. Prosecutor Timothy Cray said the pair met when Mr Birkenshaw, of Walsall, posted online seeking a suicide partner. Within five hours, Gordon, who had been using the forums since she attempted to kill herself almost a year earlier, responded and the pair went on to make suicide plans.
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In England and Wales , suicide pact is a partial defense, under section 4 of the Homicide Act , which reduces murder to manslaughter. One of the first internet suicides in Israel occurred in , when Eran Aderet, a year-old soldier, died after expressing his desire to commit suicide online, and received detailed instructions on how to accomplish this with an M16 rifle in his possession. The unit keeps in contact with forum moderators, who are asked to look out for posts from suicidal users.
About cases are detected each year, preventing dozens of suicides. Following the success of the Israeli model, similar units have been founded in Sweden , Germany and France. The first known Internet-related suicide pact occurred in Japan in October , with a later February incident, involving a young man and two young women, that "became a landmark incident of Internet suicide pacts in Japan due to heavy media coverage".
Despite the alarmed response of the media, Internet-connected suicide pacts are still relatively rare. However, they have been increasing in the country: 34 deaths from such pacts occurred in ; at least 50 are estimated to have occurred in ; and 91 deaths occurred in Thomas' Hospital in London , highlighted the emergence of the relatively new phenomenon of cybersuicide pacts, addressing it from a psychiatric perspective. Alternatively, they might herald a new disturbing trend in suicide pacts, with more such incidents, involving strangers meeting over the Internet, becoming increasingly common.
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If the latter is the case then the epidemiology of suicide pacts is likely to change, with more young people living on their own, who may have committed suicide alone, joining with like-minded suicidal persons to die together". An article published by the Canterbury Suicide Project  makes some notable comparisons between the nature of "traditional" suicide pacts and more recent Internet-related suicide pacts or, as described in the article, "cyber-based suicide pacts".
It points out that traditionally suicide pacts:. On the other hand, the growing number of Internet-related suicide pacts are almost the exact opposite:. Person who enters into an internet suicide pact can be also lying intentionally. William Francis Melchert-Dinkel is an example of a person who made multiple internet suicide pacts, in which he falsely promised to hang himself after the other person died by suicide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Suicide pact disambiguation.