Saturday, March 05, 2005

Still Another Ecstasy Death

The New York Post has an interesting story ("Con: I'm Not A Monster") on yet another case of a young woman dying after taking Ecstasy. You'll have to pay to purchase the story; here's an excerpt:
Sing Sing inmate Javier Tamez broke down in tears yesterday as he told how he picked up stunning college student Veronica Hagman at a trendy Manhattan nightclub, took her back to a friend's apartment for sex, and found her dead in their bed the next morning.

"You have no idea how horrible it's been. I've had to live with this every day, alone, with no one to talk to," the convict said during an exclusive jailhouse interview. ...

He said he took a shower and checked, and "she was still sleeping like a baby." He made a sandwich, and then "I started to tap her on the shoulder . . . She didn't move . . .

"And then, oh, my God," he said, breaking into tears again. "I saw her, her lips were blue, her face was blue.

"I'll never forget this for the rest of my life."

Hagman - known as a brilliant, shy homebody to friends, neighbors and classmates at Western Connecticut State University - was pronounced dead an hour later.
I tell a similar story in True Stories of Ecstasy and Ketamine, of beautiful Sara, who died when given Ecstasy by a boy she knew.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps being a drug addict and going out looking for sex and free Ecstasy pills isn't a good idea after all.

Anonymous said...

The fact is that he should remember it for the rest of his life. He's at fault.
Sex consensual or not, he's still the one who encouraged her, still the one who violated his parole. He shouldn't be out. He should be behind bars. Spending those 15 years that he was sentenced to before hand.