WTF: Woman Kills Herself In Attempt To Get Half Way To Heaven


VIA| Grief, if left unchecked, can make a person do insane things. Every person reacts differently to loss, especially when we lose someone we never imagined even in our most pessimistic fantasises would ever leave us. Mourning is a wound that cuts us to our very vitals, which bleeds us dry every day.

Yet it is also a process, a slow acclimatisation and acceptance of circumstance. In 1969 the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross even outlined what she called the five stages of grief, a distinct series of emotions experienced by those left to mourn the passing of a friend or acquaintance: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.


The majority of us manage somehow, through whatever means, to come to terms with death, or at least live with the hole the departed has left behind. Sadly however, not everyone is capable of coping with loss in a rational way, as this tragic story proves. Jazmine Howarth, a 25-year-old bride to be, accidentally killed herself due to a delusional belief that she could contact a deceased friend if she was close to death herself. Some readers may find the content on page two upsetting.

Jazmine committed accidental suicide when attempting to go “halfway to heaven”, in a misguided attempt to psychically reunite with her best friend, Dionne Corbett, who had died just two weeks earlier. Dionne Corbett had committed suicide a month previously. She hung herself in her garden in Bolton after succumbing to a long bout of clinical depression. The two women were described as having an extremely close relationship; more akin to sisters than friends, and Jazmine took the loss of her best friend extremely badly.

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Lisa Hashmi, a local coroner, perfromed an autopsy on Jazmine’s body, and formally ruled “death by misadventure”, stating that she did not believe Jazmine had meant to kill herself. She said: “I have no doubt that the loss of her close and very dear friend in very tragic circumstances would have had a profound effect. She attended the chapel of rest to say her goodbyes. I believe she would have found that cathartic.”

Hashmi was also of the opinion that Jazmine possessed a firm belief in the afterlife and the supernatural, and that she fully expected that a meeting with her friend was possible. This belief translated itself into the manner of her death, also hanging, which mirrored that of her friend Dionne.

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While Jazmine’s family claimed they’d noticed nothing that suggested she would make an attempt on her own life, her fiancé Brendan Cawley allegedly noticed her scribbling down the words of a television signal that was tuning in and out. Jazmine believed it was a message from Dionne, contacting her from the afterlife.

Perhaps the two young women have now been reunited in death: but there are now twice as many people left to grieve the passing of both of them.

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1 Comment

  1. Latisha

    January 4, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Un grand merci et &lurso;&nbup;congqatulations &raqao; pour ta générosité ! Cela m’a été très utile, en particulier pour la fonction « télécharger » couplée avec GoodReader …. J’ai longtemps bossé dans l’ingénierie pédagogique et j’ai apprécié ton « sujet » et ta « démarche ». D’autres perles en prépa ? J’attends, comme toi, la maj de l’OS . Appels de phares, comme nous le disons entre passionnés de moto ! Bon mois d’août ….. Marc.

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