Woman’s suicide spurs questions about ex-boyfriend’s influence

Police call it a suicide, but her family and friends say her on again off again boyfriend bullied her into pulling the trigger, KMOV reported.

Kristen Roady, 38, shot and killed herself Tuesday in Soulard, according to St. Louis City police.

Her longtime friend, Tom Greulich, believes her boyfriend should be held responsible for her death.

“He said what he needed to push her over the edge. He emotionally manipulated her into her taking her own life,” said Greulich.

Greulich said Roady and her boyfriend dated off and on for about a year. Greulich said the boyfriend was physically and emotionally abusive.

“He would say she’s overweight, poking fun at that. He would said she was becoming like her mother and not mean that in a positive way. He accused her of being promiscuous,” said Greulich.

Roady posted text messages supposedly from her ex on Facebook just hours before ending her life. One of the texts reads, “u ought of just try again and kill yourself for real.”

Roady also posted a message on Facebook saying, “I just can’t live with these insults and these awful lies and this bullying anymore. Please, make him pay.”

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