MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A study released this month by researchers at the University of Memphis suggests suicide can be contagious, especially among young people.
Sociologist Anna Mueller and colleague Seth Arbrutyn conducted the study. Their findings indicate suicide is what Mueller calls “socially contagious.” If a friend or family member commits suicide, people they know are likely to think about or attempt suicide.
Mueller says the tendency is especially pronounced in young people
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Police made a quick arrest Tuesday in the shooting death of a Murfrreesboro man.
Twenty-three year old Christopher Turley died of a gunshot wound Tuesday morning at dawn near his home on E. Clark Blvd.
Tuesday afternoon Murfreesboro Police announced they’d arrested 22 year-old Anthony P. Smith, of Christiana in connection with the homicide. He’s been charged with first-degree murder in Turley’s death.
Smith's bond was set at $500,000. He’s due in court April 24.