Budd Dwyer Suicide took place during press conference in front of many people and TV cameras. Not being able to handle his corruption and conviction charges, Budd Dwyer pulled out a .357 magnum hand gun from a paper bag, scaring present media representatives but asked them to calm down or else someone would get hurt. The rest went down very quickly. Budd Dwyer committed swift suicide by putting the loaded gun in his mouth and pulling the trigger immediately. The shot took his life as he slid down leaning against the wall, while the camera zooms in to capture the footage of loads of blood spewing out of his nose and mouth. Budd Dwyer death was recorded in real time and below is the original, uncut video footage of it.
R. Budd Dwyer was actually a successful politician. He was intelligent, started out as a school teacher who loved his wife and kids. The political career became his nightmare and eventually cost his life as he committed suicide on live TV.
As he speaks his last words before he shoots a bullet in his head, Budd Dwyer sounds like a man who simply got pushed on the edge, not quite like an emo kid who likes to cut, talks about death a lot and wants to die by committing suicide. Bud Dwyer wanted to live, but had no other choice but to take his own life.
The exact truth behind Budd Dwyer Suicide may never be known. He took it with him to his grave. He was obviously troubled, maybe confused, and hopeless. He worked hard to achieve something in politics and was about to lose it all due to accusations of corruption.
The bio of Robert “Budd” Dwyer is simple. He was born on November 21, 1939 and became a treasurer for the state of Pennsylvania. Televised press conference during which he committed suicide took place on January 22, 1987 at the state capitol in Harrisburg. Members of media gathered around expecting his to resign form office of treasurer, but instead they saw him put a revolver in his mouth and shoot himself to death.
To the last second of his life, Budd Dwyer claim to be innocent and an honest man. He was facing a up to 55 years in prison and an additional $300,000 fine as he was convicted of receiving kickbacks.
By killing himself before he was released from office, Budd Dwyer secured full survivor benefits for his family – over $1.28 million. Before he pulled the revolver form the envelope, he left his wife a suicide note.