The days leading up to the suicide of troubled singer Mindy McCready were spent in a blur of depression and despair. On Sunday, Feb. 17, McCready sat on the porch of her home in the same spot her boyfriend David Wilson died and shot herself.
McCready’s boyfriend, David Wilson’s death is being investigated as a suicide. After Wilson died, McCready, 37, told TODAY “I just keep telling myself that the more suffering that I go through, the greater character I’ll have.”
“He didn’t just touch my heart. He touched my soul. He was my soul mate.” Mindy McCready took her own life just 36 days after Wilson died.
Through the aftermath of Wilson’s death, McCready’s father Tim spoke to the courts about her substance abuse and mental health issues. McCready’s father wanted her children removed from her care.
McCready’s father, Tim testified in court that Mindy refused to get out of bed for three weeks after Wilson died. He described how she slept day and night thanks to a mixture of alcohol and prescription pills. He went on to say she wasn’t “bathing or even helping take care of her two children.”
In the first days after Wilson’s death, there were questions surrounding the possibility that McCready had killed him because of rumored cheating. During the TODAY interview with Andrea Canning, Mindy denied killing boyfriend, David Wilson.
McCready also denied there had been any cheating. She also described in chilling detail the last moments of his life.
“I just started screaming, calling 911. I lay down next to him and pleaded with him not to die. He responded with sounds.”
The judge ordered McCready to enter a treatment facility and she complied by going into the facility on Feb. 6. She walked out of the facility on Feb. 8 for an “outpatient treatment center.”
In addition to shooting herself, Mindy McCready also shot and killed her dog. Mindy is survived by two children, Zander, 6, and Zayne, 9 months.
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