sharps (sharps) wrote in little_details,

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Suicide and stabbing

I have the germ of an idea for a historical story about a real event. Basically, I'd like to know if it's possible for someone to commit suicide by stabbing themselves six times in the chest... Or would they become weak from loss of blood after just one stab, and lack the strength to stab further? The wound was possibly inflicted by a sword, but I'm not certain

Sorry about the gruesome question, but I haven't found a definitive answer in any history books I own. No-one seems to know much about the event - just that the man died and he left a suicide note that may or may not have been written under coercion.
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