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By STEPHANIE EARLS
The Gazette 

Colorado vet's death offers glimpse into suicidal mind

 


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Hours after being discharged from a mental health treatment facility, 38-year-old disabled veteran Lee Cole hiked into a wilderness area in southwest Colorado Springs with a backpack and the cellphone on which he planned to record his final message.

Most of that roughly four-minute Facebook Live video, posted publicly the evening of April 23, shows a wobbly pan around a bramble-choked gully, with only a fleeting careen over Lee's expressionless face.

Turn up the volume, though, and his pain is achingly clear.

"I'm gonna die tonight," he says, in a taut and b...



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