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4th Financial Services Executive Found Dead "From Self-Inflicted Nail Gun Wounds"

Richard Talley, founder and CEO of American Title, was found dead in his garage with 7 to 8 self-inflicted wounds to the torso and head from a nail-gun.


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SteveMT's picture

Now 5th banker dead. This one 37 y/o. No details given. 2/12/14

Ordinarily we would ignore the news of another banker's death - after all these sad events happen all the time - if it wasn't for several contextual aspects of this most recent passage. First, the death in question, as reported by the Stamford Daily Voice is that of Ryan Henry Crane, a Harvard graduate, who is survived by his wife, son and parents at the very young age of 37. Second, Ryan Henry Crane was formerly employed by JPMorgan - a bank which was featured prominently in the news as recently as two weeks ago when another of its London-based employees committed suicide by jumping from the top floor of its Canary Wharf building. Third: Crane was an Executive Director in JPM's Global Program Trading desk, founded in 1999 by an ex-DE Shaw'er, a function of the firm which is instrumental to preserving JPM's impeccable and (so far in 2013) flawless trading record of zero trading losses.

There was little detail surrounding the death:

If suicide is what this guy was aiming for

I'd say he nailed it .


I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

No human has the will power

To attack themselves that many times with a nail gun, in the head and the torso--even if they wanted to commit suicide. Their bodies would prevent them from doing so, out of pain and out of fear of the macabre.

Why go through so much trouble to take the easy way out?

That's the 4th banker suicide in a fortnight, and he certainly won't be the last to go in this purge.

Or so I speculate.

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

It never occurred to me that

a nail gun even can kill you. Maybe I suffer from a lack of imagination.

So this guy tried to get it to kill him and it didn't work, so he repeated that process 7 more times?

Note the article said he had the injuries, not necessarily that that's what he died of, though.

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DJP333's picture

I don't see anything strange

about this at all. Perfectly believable.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Assisted suicide is more

Assisted suicide is more believable. Hit teams are fully operational and this past week these @#&%*+ got to cross four names off their hit list.

Hammering out Justice with a nail gun?

Apologies to the late Pete Seeger

If they couldn't even determine the number of nails, 7 or 8?

How could they determine that this was a suicide?

In Russia,

In Russia, many is suicide by two rifle shot in back of head. What is so big deal!?


Let me guess

The next suicide banker will have stabbed himself 36 times in the back.

Edit: 33 times. Forgot about numerology, my bad.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Cyril's picture

Hmm... Are you sure?

Hmm... Are you sure?

Couldn't that one be presumed as an unfortunate accident, instead?

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

The beast consumes all.....

Then it consumes itself. This is what the Lakota Indian tell us.

I think they've been around long enough to see the last cycle of our earths precession and "humanities greed gone wild" at that time.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Looks like they nailed him.

Looks like they nailed him.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Cyril's picture


The next suicidal banker will be that one with two bullets in the head, handcuffed in his back, and locked inside of a family sized fridge with padlock, and sunk at 300 feet deep under water, somehow tied to one of those 15,000 lbs concrete block used in construction.

Sadly for the investigation, the suicide motivation letter may or may not be found, though.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

What we need is nail gun control

Obviously NY gun control hasn't gone far enough. Do we really want Military Style Assault Tools on the streets and in the backs of pickup trucks?

Now they are just making fun

Now they are just making fun of us. What kind of fool would believe he committed suicide with a nail gun? People are so apathetic they don't even try anymore. Or perhaps they know no one gives a @#$% about banksters?

If there was any actual justice in this country, the first thing that would happen is they'd grab whomever just ruled this a "sucide" and find out who gave him the idea to say this. Then they'd grab that guy and follow the trail to the top.

Lots of us laugh about banksters dying, but I guarantee you if these "banksters" are being killed, then they are "not" the banksters we would prefer be jumping out windows. My guess is they were either potential whistleblowers, or knew enough to be dangerous to the banking empire should they come under investagation for some reason.

Id be really interested to know exactly what it is these men knew. Something's up.

stole my thoughts..

something's up.

SteveMT's picture

This is murder until proven otherwise.

57 year old in the prime of his life & former Olympic team swimmer does this?
The reason for this tragedy better not be attributed to a "magic" nail gun theory.


Suicide? Yeah, right...

Just like the guy that was about to testify against Whitey Bulger...

Just like the Ohio man who hung himself in his cell after he escaped and police told him they were going to break his neck and throw a party.

Seems like coroners are just too easy to buy off... I'm sure they made this one an offer he couldn't refuse.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

scawarren's picture

Or maybe he didn't want to

Or maybe he didn't want to have this guys fate....

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain


Don't see how this is even possible. So you fire one into your body, oops still alive, fire another all the while being in greater pain. How many into the head? http://home.howstuffworks.com/nail-gun4.htm


It doesn't take Columbo to figure this one out.

If I wanted to kill myself, nail gun would be pretty far down the list of ways to go about it.

Smells rotten.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Lethal Weapon?

<dannyglover>Nailed 'im!</dannyglover>

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