Using a gun as a means to kill oneself is significant because people are far more likely to die using a firearm than from any other means--83 percent of suicide attempts using a firearm results in death.
There is a need for parents and everyone in the society to help youth understand that there is no reason to kill oneself when they are faced with challenges as all problems are surmountable," said Ms Kones.
Jonas Hankin QC, prosecuting, said that two days before the murder, Stirling had researched methods on how to 'kill oneself.' .' Mr Hankin added Stirling had a 'history of mental health problems' as recently as 2015, and asked for permission through the court, from the defendant, to access his medical records.