Internet Romance Ends With Suicide
Jul. 07, 1999
TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) _ A Missouri man who came to Maine to pursue a relationship with a woman he had met over the Internet died after cutting his neck with a chain saw on her front lawn to prove his love.
James Dinardi, 44, of Columbia, Mo., died at a hospital Monday. Police said he had moved to the area on June 23.
``The distraught individual had met the individual lady on the Internet, started up a romance,'' Police Chief Paul J. Lessard said.
But the woman apparently wanted to end the relationship, so Dinardi drove up to her home, pulled a chain saw from the trunk and cut part of his neck off to show her how much he cared for her, Lessard said.
Police withheld the woman's name.