Clipped From Lansing State Journal
Student DETROIT (UPI)-A (UPI)-A (UPI)-A 23-year-old 23-year-old 23-year-old 23-year-old 23-year-old University of Detroit senior and self-styled self-styled self-styled poet stood up in his philosophy of education class Monday night and announced: announced: "It's cold outside and it caused me to freeze." Then Connal C. O'Connell pulled out a gold-plated gold-plated gold-plated .22 caliber revolver and shot himself himself to death before his horrified horrified classmates, police reported. reported. Kills Self O'Connell, who was separated separated from his wife, was the son of Dr. Francis P. O'Connell, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the U-D. U-D. U-D. Police said O'Connell had typed his birth date on a cover of a report due in class Monday, Monday, followed by: "Died July 28, 1969, 6:22 p.m. It was cold outside and it caused me to freeze."