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Police: Kokomo man arrested for assisting in wife’s suicide at public park

A Kokomo man was arrested after police said he assisted in the December suicide of his wife, who was found deceased in a public park.

Nicholas Ellis was felony charged with causing suicide, assisting suicide and criminal recklessness.

On Dec. 10, officers with the Kokomo Police Department were dispatched to the Darrough Chapel Park, where they found Jessica Ellis hanging from one of the shed rafters in the park’s picnic pavilion.  According to the probable cause affidavit, authorities located a note, allegedly written by Jessica Ellis, which requested her husband and mother be called upon the discovery of her body.

Officers reported they were unable to make contact with Nick Ellis, but they were able to contact Jessica’s mother.  During an interview with police, Jessica’s mother told authorities her daughter was married to Nick, but they were going through a separation prior to her death.

Authorities later interviewed Jessica’s brother’s girlfriend, who told officers Jessica had attempted to take her live numerous times in the past.  The woman reported Jessica called her several times on Dec. 6 to talk about an argument she had with Nick.  According to court documents, Jessica told her brother’s girlfriend that Nick tied a rope into a noose and placed it in the back of a truck they owed. Nick then allegedly told his wife it was there if she wanted to use it.

During a sweep of the victim’s home, authorities located another note believed to have been written by Jessica.  In the note, Jessica wrote she loved her children and asked them to forgive her, stated court documents.

Detectives were later able to locate Nick Ellis, who admitted to recently giving his wife a noose, according to the PC.  Authorities said he reported he had been separated from his wife for a while and they had been arguing because he had a girlfriend.

An autopsy of Jessica’s body revealed there was no foul play.

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27 Comments to “Police: Kokomo man arrested for assisting in wife’s suicide at public park”

    Bev said:
    February 22, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    I don't see why he was arrested. She obviously would have taken her own life another way. He did not make her do it! He was probably tired of dealing with her threats and played her bluff.

      RWL said:
      February 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      You would'nt, are you a caveman too? Sometimes people need help other then this kind of help.

    sassy said:
    February 22, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    I can't believe HE had a wife…… :/

      ClanSmokeJaguar said:
      February 22, 2013 at 5:17 PM

      Hey! Damn it!

      Neanderthal men need love too!

      lol

      spokenword100 said:
      February 23, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      me either ugh!

    jay said:
    February 22, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    This guy is a real live troll !

    guest said:
    February 22, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Euthanasia should be accepted like it is for animals.

    ClanSmokeJaguar said:
    February 22, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    AGGGH!

    It's one of the Geico cave men!

      yippy said:
      March 12, 2013 at 1:20 AM

      your smokin too much clan jaguar!

    Britt said:
    February 22, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Pretty obvious that the gene pool is not real deep in Kokomo

    Vicky said:
    February 22, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    It should be a crime for a reporter not to check their spelling and grammar…

    Claudia said:
    February 22, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    This story is missing alot. Like the part where he said things that made since which would make him not guilty. Read this story
    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/man

    melissa said:
    February 22, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Disgusting

    MeatPlow said:
    February 22, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    The new face of Kevorkian. His method of assisted suicide needs refining though…"here's a rope, later"

    JCannaday3 said:
    February 22, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    I completely agree with Vicki. It's hard to take journalists seriously when their spelling and grammar is so atrocious.

      MeatPlow said:
      February 22, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      maybe they did "owed" on that there truck.

      guest said:
      February 22, 2013 at 8:26 PM

      you mean… when their spelling and grammar ARE so atrocious. (those in glass houses….)

      OfficialFox59Troll said:
      March 12, 2013 at 1:25 AM

      Welp see hare, ya jus gotta reed tween dim dare lines.

    Sam said:
    February 22, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    awful lot of judging going on here…..

    jjj said:
    February 22, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    They got a lot to prove to make this case stick.

    TNovak said:
    February 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    While it's pretty low that this guy did what he did, I think the authorities might have a hard time making their case that he assisted, especially when she seemed intent on doing this one way or the other, so they shouldn't waste taxpayer money on a trial that's not going to get a conviction. The prosecutor is playing to the public, but he needs to keep the taxpayers' best interests in mind instead of playing politics.

    shocked said:
    February 23, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Also my husband worked with Nick and one day when he came home from work he told me what had happened to Jessica and that Nick told him about taking a robe home during and argument he said Nick also took the robe out of the house to his car to try to keep it from her.

    shocked said:
    February 23, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    I believe he should be charged with something but not spend years in jail. He knew she had talked about suicide and had problems so he should of never gave her the noose. They have children together and he is going to have to live the rest of his life knowing he helped take their mother away from them. He may not of been there but he did hand her the item that she used knowing it could happen. I mean really if you know someone has issues and have talked about killing themselves would you hand them a gun and say here it is if you want to use it. I believe it's the same thing.

      OfficialFox59Troll said:
      March 12, 2013 at 1:27 AM

      intead of da noosz maeba da gooze

    spokenword100 said:
    February 23, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    I can't believe he admitted to that! Look at him that's why she kept trying to off herself!

    spokenword100 said:
    February 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    HOW DO THEY KNOW HE MADE THE NOOSE!!!!!

      Det. Friday said:
      March 12, 2013 at 1:40 AM

      DNA Match! dum, dum, dum, dum………..dum, dum, dum, dum, duuuum!

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