UPS executive accused of rape kills self

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ATLANTA - A vice president for shipping giant UPS who was accused of raping a 21-year-old Indiana University student over homecoming weekend has committed suicide in Georgia, police said Monday.

Mark Samoline, who had been with UPS for 15 years and was involved in providing transportation consulting services to clients of the company's supply chain unit, was found dead in a hotel room Friday in Norcross, an Atlanta suburb.

The 50-year-old placed a plastic bag over his head and ingested helium that he pumped into the bag from a tank, said Officer Brian Kelly, a Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman. He died of asphyxiation.

He was alone in the room, dressed in a Marine uniform. Police would not say if he left a note. Kelly said Samoline had served in the Marines, though the officer was unsure if the man was in active service, in the reserves or retired.

Samoline, whose title at UPS was vice president, customer solutions, was placed on leave after he appeared in an Indiana courtroom last week on a rape charge, according to UPS spokesman Norman Black. He lived in Johns Creek, Ga.

Kelly said the alleged attack occurred last month in Indiana. Samoline told police there that he engaged in consensual sex with the woman, Kelly said.

Samoline had been free on bond.

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justus4
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justus4 11/10/09 - 06:55 am
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"...in a marine uniform" and
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"...in a marine uniform" and dying of asphyxiation raises a few simple questions. The first is why chose such a difficult way to go and not leave a note and second, why was he out on bond?

philldinkens
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philldinkens 11/10/09 - 08:15 am
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justus=idiot, end of story

justus=idiot, end of story

bettyboop
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bettyboop 11/10/09 - 08:52 am
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hey justas it was a AWM

hey justas it was a AWM coverup...deal with it.

Newsreader
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Newsreader 11/10/09 - 09:42 am
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Justus4, actually he was part

Justus4, actually he was part of a top secret Marine detail that has been working on covert assinations. His Marine buddies decided to have a trial and found him guilty. This disgraced the Corps and therefore he was terminated, permanently. No one will ever come forward with information on the trial and execution, as I said it all top secret.

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Casting_Fool 11/10/09 - 09:49 am
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"... why was he out on bond?"

"... why was he out on bond?" He was "accused", not convicted. It hadn't been proved that it was rape. Maybe he really did have consensual sex with the woman, and she decided to go after him for some reason. That's what the court was trying to ascertain. Since they don't explain any of this in the article, we don't know. He could have been guilty of a crime, or he could have been innocent and a victim himself. If it was the latter case, he may not have been able to face the dishonor caused by the false accusation. How would you feel if you had consensual sex with someone, and he/she did this to you? And "bettyboop", if "AWM" means "American White Male", I disagree and believe that race doesn't come into it. I'm not sure why you would even bring race into it in the first place. It doesn't matter whether he was black or white; we're all people, not colors.

eachoneteachone
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eachoneteachone 11/10/09 - 10:43 am
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My experiments with rodents

My experiments with rodents have shown me that they gasp and and thrust about when you expose them to helium therefore helium is not a pleasant way to die. The gold standard for ending life is Nembutal, a well studied barbiturate medicine.

http://assistedsuicide.org/blog/2009/10/30/dr-nitschke-says-hell-be-sell...

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InChristLove 11/10/09 - 12:44 pm
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Casting Fool, I do believe

Casting Fool, I do believe bettyboop was being sarcastic towards Justus4. He is always say it's the "American White Media" fault. Read Justus4's past post and you'll understand where this statement came from.

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change display name 11/10/09 - 04:11 pm
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There have been several

There have been several suicides in this area that have employed the use of helium, plastic bags, and alcohol. They may scream, but only dogs can hear them... Oh, and Justus is an idiot.

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corgimom 11/10/09 - 05:04 pm
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The girl was a roommate of

The girl was a roommate of his daughter's. And the police haven't said if he left a note. Justus apparantly doesn't have a high reading comprehension level. I think it's an unanimous opinion, Justnuts is an idiot. Big Daddy would be furious if he knew all the stupid things he says on here.

corgimom
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corgimom 11/10/09 - 05:08 pm
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"Police reported no sign of

"Police reported no sign of struggle or foul play inside Room 143. They found Samoline’s unloaded 9mm handgun in a white plastic bag on a coffee table next to a suicide note. Other items found included a black leather briefcase, $24, a cell phone and a laptop computer. Police at the scene authorized the release of the items to Samoline’s wife...(last Monday) That day, he agreed to give a blood sample to be tested for any communicable diseases he could have passed on to the woman who made the claim against him.
His accuser said she was drunk and asleep when she awoke in her home on East Eighth Street and realized Samoline had engaged in sex with her without her consent. In a statement to police, Samoline acknowledged the incident had occurred but said the sex was consensual.
He told a Bloomington police detective he was remorseful about the incident and for not using a condom."

Doyougetitnow
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Doyougetitnow 11/10/09 - 07:15 pm
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TY for the additional info

TY for the additional info corgi. Just a ? What about the possibility she gave him a communicable disease? Justnuts asks all the "simple" questions. Justnuts = idiot AND bigot.

corgimom
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corgimom 11/10/09 - 11:32 pm
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I don't think he's too

I don't think he's too worried right now about a communicable disease. I think that part is no longer relevant.

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