According to the New York Daily News, Norman Hsu attempted suicide during his brief attempt to escape justice again. Hillary's Stain Away seems to be losing its potency.
Jailed fund-raiser Norman Hsu began popping pills on his way out to California for a court appearance last month and continued to down over-the-counter drugs in a failed suicide attempt when he went on the run, the Daily News has learned.
Hsu's effort to kill himself is detailed in court papers obtained Wednesday by The News. The "excessive number of over-the-counter pills" eventually led Hsu's kidneys to fail and induced severe delirium. He was in such bad shape when authorities pulled him off an Amtrak train in Colorado that emergency room doctors thought he was suffering from West Nile virus.
"Medical staff suspected that Mr. Hsu might have encephalitis or West Nile virus," said documents filed by Hsu's lawyers.
The filing is the fullest disclosure yet of Hsu's most recent flight from justice. It confirms Hsu, 56, sent multiple suicide notes before boarding a plane that arrived in Oakland, Calif., at 5:25 a.m. on Sept. 5, the morning he was due to face his 15-year-old California theft conviction.
Before landing, Hsu took "a few unidentified pills provided by a friend," the filing says.
Things got worse when a "sleep-deprived" Hsu took a taxi to a San Francisco hotel and panicked when he saw people he assumed were reporters. He then hopped an Amtrak train - forfeiting his $2 million bail - and ingested plenty more drugs "in an effort to end his life."