In Belmont, New Hampshire, David Moore decided he’d had enough of his life, and it was time to end it. And he concocted an elaborate plan to commit suicide, planning his death in the most spectacular fashion he could — involving a homemade guillotine and converting his home into a funeral pyre that would do a Viking warlord proud.
Fortunately for his neighbors, it didn’t go quite as planned.
Perhaps Mr. Moore could have been helped in time before he took his own life. Perhaps not. Regardless, I am relieved that his grandiose plan fizzled.