Latest in disturbing trend: Alabama man records violent suicide on Facebook Live

Latest in disturbing trend: Alabama man records violent suicide on Facebook Live

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a Robertsdale man apparently broadcast his own suicide on Facebook Live on Tuesday.

According to information released Wednesday by the BCSO, a woman contacted the Sheriff’s Office with concerns about her boyfriend, 49-year-old James M. Jeffrey of Robertsdale. The couple were in the middle of a breakup and he had stopped responding, she said.

While deputies were on the way to his residence on Ponderosa Farm Road at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, “the Sheriff’s Office Communications Division received reports that Jeffrey committed suicide and filmed the event on Facebook Live.”

A preliminary investigation at the scene indicated that Jeffrey shot himself in the head with a rifle. A video was seized as evidence at the scene, and an autopsy is planned.

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