Monday, January 8, 2018

Fort Collins Suicide Leaves More Questions

He was a combat medic trying to save lives and served for 8 years risking his own life. He had PTSD and did something wrong. The questions pile up on this one.
What kind of help did he get before this?
What kind of help did he get in the military?
If he asked for help, which he apparently did, since he was on VA disability, why wasn't it enough to help him heal?
I could go on, but after all these years, I doubt anyone will ever be able to give an acceptable answer.

Man convicted of Islamic Center vandalism dies by suicide
Cassa Niedringhaus
Jan. 8, 2018

The man convicted of vandalizing the Islamic Center of Fort Collins was found dead Saturday at an east Fort Collins motel.

Joseph Giaquinto, 36, died by suicide Friday, according to the Larimer County coroner. The coroner's office performed an autopsy Sunday and publicly identified Giaquinto on Monday morning.

Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies responded Saturday afternoon to the Motel 6 at 3900 E. Mulberry St. for a death investigation, according to spokesman David Moore.

The department did not provide further information about the investigation.
Giaquinto's public defender, Heather Siegel, told Field during his sentencing hearing that the six-month work release sentence would jeopardize his veteran's benefits, which he was using to support himself after diagnoses of chronic post-traumatic stress and substance abuse disorders.

Michael Giaquinto, Joseph Giaquinto's father, previously told the Coloradoan that his son was a combat medic in the Army for eight years and served tours in Baghdad, Iraq, and Korea.

During his case proceedings, Joseph Giaquinto was able to have his bond reduced so he could take part in a five- to seven-week PTSD residential rehabilitation program in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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