Suicidal father makes second try in prison

Sept. 2, 2006 at 6:32 PM

HERAKLION, Greece, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- John Hogan, who tried to jump to his death while holding his two children last month in Crete, has attempted suicide again in a Greek prison.

The 32-year-old cut both his wrists with a broken plastic cup and a cigarette lighter in prison this week, days after appearing in a Greek court on murder charges for his Aug. 15 suicide attempt -- which claimed the life of his six-year-old son.

Hogan said he attempted suicide with his son Liam and his 2-year-old daughter Mia, who only suffered a broken arm in the incident, since he could not live without them, the Daily Mail reported.

Following his recent suicide attempt while on a suicide watch, Hogan was treated at a nearby hospital and was reported in good condition.

The paper said Hogan had explained in court that his earlier suicide attempt was cause by his wife Natasha threatening to leave him, work stresses and a family history of mental illness.

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