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Monday, November 16, 2009

AJC: Richardson took sleeping pills, found with revolver

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Aaron Gould Sheinin of the AJC has details on the 911 call that alerted Paulding County authorities to House Speaker Glenn Richardson's Nov. 8 suicide attempt:

House Speaker Glenn Richardson called his parents in Douglas County last Sunday and told them he had taken sleeping pills and that it “was too late to do anything,” according to the 911 recording of the call.

Richardson’s mother, Merty, called 911 on Nov. 8 and aid her son was conscious and breathing but said he purposely took the pills. According to a police report issued late Monday, Richardson was found in his bathroom with a “silver revolver sitting on the counter in front of him.” Richardson was semi-conscious and did not respond to verbal commands.

There was also a suicide note on yellow paper and another note “related to the suicide,” although details were not included in the report released by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheinin say the police report listed Mary Ann Burdette of Acworth as a witness. Burdette told reporters she was a family friend but declined further comment. Check out Sheinin's post for more details.

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