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Kate Middleton Nurse Suicide

Charges Possible

Against Aussie DJs

12/22/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Police in London say prosecutors are trying to decide whether or not to press charges against the Australian radio DJs that were behind a royal hoax that led to a nurse committing suicide.

Jacintha Saldanha killed herself three days after a prank phone call done by Australian DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian was broadcast. The two radio hosts impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in order to get information about the medical condition of Kate Middleton. Saldanha was the nurse who put the call through, and it was a second nurse who gave them information. 

Saldanha was found dead on December 7.

Prosecutors are reviewing the case to see if charges will be brought.

Greig and Christian are no longer on the air and their show has been canceled.

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BB not bb    

NO one should be charged with the nurse's suicide. That was her own choice. People pull pranks all the time, why couldn't she just laugh it off? I am sure Kate didn't even mind. This doesn't add up for me. Maybe they want make people so afraid of offending each other that they never say anything that hasn't been pre-approved.


If the nurse cared so much about the prank, maybe it was the hospital that chewed her out for it. Maybe she was scared of losing her job. How is she supposed to know if someone is the queen or not? It was an honest mistake.


I think maybe it was another psy-op set up so that they can censure prank calls. The media likes to shape public opinion, so showing people acting as themselves when they are caught off guard is too unpredictable.


Maybe the nurse was even murdered and blamed on this. I don't see why she would be so obsessed with the royal family when she isn't even British in heritage either. She is basically an immigrant to England.


You can't blame the world for one person's emotional problems. These people meant no harm except a little teasing.

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Danielle    

No one should be charged. She took an extreme decision to battle what she considered some embarassment, but that was her decision. And, from what I read it was the attitudes of the hospital management and their reprimands that really upset her. I don't think anyone should be charged, it is a horrible thing, and I feel sorry for her family, but it was her action and deicsion that caused her death. She obviously had other issues in her life.

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Truth    

PULEEEZ... TOTAL BULLSH*T. HOWARD STERN'S PRANK CALLS ARE 10x WORSE AND NO ONE OFF'S THEMSELVES. NURSE HAD PSYCHO BABBLE ISSUES PRIOR AND SHOULDN'T BE BLAMED ON 2 MORONS 10, 000 MILES AWAY. #TRUTH!!

617 days ago
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bb    

Suicide is ALWAYS a person's own CHOICE. I know in this society people always love to point fingers and blame others but I really don't think these DJ's should be charged and I don't think they should get too depressed and down on themselves over this. It was meant as a light hearted JOKE and there's no way on this earth they could have predicted it would come to this. I do feel sympathy for Saldanha, but it's obvious she had massive self esteem issues that go way beyond a little prank call. Commiting suicide is always a sign of a soul with low self esteem. It's such a shame she didn't seek help instead.

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verlinda    

We see here in our own Country what teasing,bullying, and pranks can lead to. Thank God ( though not good ) she only hurt herself and not go on a psychotic rampage, and kill patients and staff members.

617 days ago
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TheMachine1    

They should be charged with trying to access someone else's medical records without proper authorization. This was more than a prank they wanted the kind of confidential information the tabloid press pays dearly for.

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MrsAhmed    

No one should be charged; may this woman rest in peace since she wasn't living a very peaceful life. We're talking about an educated woman in the medical field there's psychiatrists for a reason. Her job was to heal people - she failed to heal herself. The radio hosts were doing their job -entertaining. If the source is correct answer there's another nurse that gave out the information - why isn't she as upset? There has to be more to this woman's life beyond this prank.

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Truth is    

How did these dis know to call that particular hospital at that particular time, sheep tell me?!?

617 days ago
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Truth is    

No charge the evil queen and charge her for the dead body found on her premises. Sheep wake up. Sandy hook massacre was staged....wake the eff up yawl!!!

617 days ago
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jeannie    

While I don't think they intentially meant anything this bad to happen now is a good time to draw a line on how far these type pranks can go. Pranks don't have to be hurtful to be funny.

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But_I'm_not_Wrong    

The DJ's were not the only factors in the nurse's death... part of it was because of the ridicule she recieved from the hospital management. Yes it all traces back to the prank, but the joke could of had been nmothing more than just an embaressment....that was the intention behond the prank. Just a Joke. No criminal intent was intended.

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wendy    

the phone call was not live, but taped. I still say the radio station had no right to put someone's private medical condition on the air.the dj's were just having fun, but the station made the decision to air what was a huge violation of privacy.

617 days ago
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Ckl    

Charging them will make the situation worse for the nurses family. If the DJs are charged and go to trial, the defense will have no choice but to drag the nurse's mental heath into the spotlight. This is not the same as blaming the victim in a rape case. It was a stupid prank but no one could have predicted she would commit suicide. She wasn't even the one giving info out. She was on the line for two seconds transferring the call.

I suspect that ribbing from colleagues and maybe a scolding from her bosses may have been what pushed her over the edge.

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Kelly    

The DJs will NOT be charged in the nurse's death. There is no crime in the history of mankind that looks like murder by phone call from another continent. It is NOT happening.

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GGG    

That's BULL****! If anyone should be charged it should be the hospital for coming down on her so hard like she said in her suicide note.

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