—E.J. Montini, "Prosecuting Mentally Ill Is Insane," The Arizona Republic, June 20, 1999
—Sharon Dunham, "Student violence can happen anywhere," Bismarck Tribune, October 10, 1998
"Officer Smith is saddened by the fact that Mr. Edson led him into a situation to take his life," Praet said. "No police officer wants to take a human life. Smith did not go looking to engage in such activity, but Mr. Edson placed him that situation."
Praet said he would try to show that Edson committed a "recognized phenomenon" known as "copicide," or "suicide by cop."
—Davan Maharaj, "Suit over officer's fatal shooting to begin," Los Angeles Times, May 10, 1994
suicide by cop