Royal Nurse Was Suicidal Long Before Radio PrankS

File under sad but makes sense: Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who killed herself after falling for a widely-publicized prank by two DJs pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles inquiring after Kate Middleton's morning sickness, had tried to commit suicide twice before.

Once, she overdosed on pills during a family trip, and another time, she tried to jump from a building.

What a Christmas miracle for the radio station, which fired the pranksters even though they claimed that they never expected the hospital to pick up. (Kind of irrelevant what they expected, right? Saldanha did pick up, and the station tried to profit off her poor decision to transfer the call.) The station is probably in the clear now, legally speaking, at least.

[The Daily Beast]