facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Report: RFK Jr.'s wife pleaded with him

Aug. 9, 2012 at 3:17 PM   |   Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr. pleaded for her husband to take care of her the day before she hanged herself, the woman's caretaker told police.

However, Kennedy didn't act, telling the caretaker his wife "doesn't want to help herself," the New York Daily News reported.

The caretaker, who was not identified, told police she became worried about Mrs. Kennedy and contacted Robert Kennedy.

"I thought something was wrong with her," the caretaker said. "I told Bobby about her, and I told him that she needs help."

Mary Kennedy, 52, was found dead May 16 in the barn of her Bedford home. She and Robert Kennedy were getting divorced.

An investigative report by Bedford police said in Kennedy's last conversation with his wife he reported: "She told me she was sorry for everything. She said I was right about everything, and everything was her fault. She then told me she needed me to take care of her."

Mrs. Kennedy struggled with alcohol and drugs for many years, the report said.

She may have attempted to change her mind at the last moment. Her autopsy report found her fingers between her neck and the noose. She also had at least three anti-depressants in her system at the time of her death.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Northrop Grumman developing reusable space plane for lifting spacecraft into orbit
2
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State
3
Last hostages freed, suspects arrested in Harvey, Ill.
4
New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover
5
Texas man on trial for 'public execution' of drunk driver
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback