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Suicide Jump Brings Charge of Manslaughter

United Press International

A 21-year-old lovelorn woman who jumped from the 12th floor of a building in a suicide attempt but instead hit and killed a food vendor was indicted Tuesday on charges of manslaughter by negligence.

The Taipei prosecutor’s office said Hu Yu-mei was responsible for the death of the vendor because she failed to make sure there was no one below when she jumped from a window on the 12th floor. Hu had argued that she thought he would have moved away by the time she hit the ground.


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