LAS VEGAS (AP) — A suicide note left by professional golfer Erica Blasberg blames no one and expresses deep personal unhappiness before ending with “love and kisses, eternity, Erica.”
The 25-year-old golfer’s May 2010 letter was read Wednesday to jurors in Las Vegas hearing evidence in a civil wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit against the physician who found Blasberg’s body.
The lawsuit alleges the doctor, Thomas Hess, had an inappropriate personal relationship with Blasberg and failed to provide proper medical care before she died.
The 46-year-old Hess denies wrongdoing.
His defense attorney, Kim Irene Mandelbaum, told jurors that Blasberg’s parents’ blame for him is misplaced.
Mandelbaum concedes that Hess removed the suicide note and medications from Blasberg’s home before police arrived.
But she says Hess was trying to spare Blasberg’s family from anguish.
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