Clipped From Detroit Free Press
(7-D Student Commits Suicide During Class Conall C. Oonnell, a 23-year-old senior at th University of Detroit, stood up in class at 6 :22 p.m. Monday , night, said, "It's cold outside and it caused me to freeze," and eihot himself in the head. O'Connell died an hour later in Mt. Oarmel Mercy Hospital. On the cover of a report due for his philosophy of education class Monday, O'Connel had typed his birth date followed by: 'Died Inly 28, 190, :22 p.m. It wa cold outsirlfc and it naimed me to freeze." t Students, in his class said the young man, who wore his hair shoulder length, was a self-styled poet. O'CONNELL'S father, Dr. Francis P. O'Connell, is an assistant professor in chemical engineering at the University of -Detroit. According to police, O'Connell lived with his parents at 546 Leroy in Ferndale. Police said O'Connell, who was separated from hla wife, shot himself with a gold-plated .22 caliber revolver. They said he had 15 rounds of live Ammunition in his pocket.