Deborah Jeane Palfrey was convicted two weeks ago in her prostitution case. Last night she committed suicide.
Senator David Vitter was one of her customers, or, as he put it, he "made some mistakes" that were related to Ms. Palfrey's business.
Vitter didn't have to testify in the case, and, of course, he's still a senator.
If he had had to testify, maybe he would have killed himself, too. Hard to tell, huh?
Condolences to the friends and family of Ms. Palfrey.
Update: Author Dan Moldea says the conspiracy theories about Palfrey's death are misplaced.
Background info here.