Police Say Key Blagojevich Aide Killed Himself


COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. The former chief fundraiser for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich tried to commit suicide last week after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges, four days before he died of a suspected overdose, authorities said Tuesday.

Christopher G. Kelly, 51, agreed to get help for the depression haunting him after his suicide attempt last Tuesday but ended up making a desperate plea for help to his girlfriend late Friday night. She found him sick in a suburban construction yard with bottles of painkiller. He died Saturday morning at a Chicago hospital.

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