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  1. #1
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    Sep 2014

    MI - Tysen Benz, 11, Kills Himself after Girlfriend, 13, Fakes Suicide. Marquette.

    Eleven-year-old boy killed himself 'after his 13-year-old girlfriend faked her death and got her friends to convince him she really was dead on social media in tragic online prank'
    Tysen Benz, 11, tried to commit suicide on March 14 by hanging himself
    He succumbed to his injuries Tuesday at an Ann Arbor, Michigan hospital
    His mother Katrina Goss said on Thursday that her son died after falling prey to a 'manipulative' social media prank hatched by his 13-year-old girlfriend
    She said the girlfriend staged her own suicide on social media, and got her friends to play along with the sick joke
    Goss says her son believed the posts and then decided to kill himself

    Charges have been authorized after a social media prank gone wrong led to a Marquette pre-teen attempting suicide.

    Tysen Benz died on Tuesday, April 4th, as a result of injuries sustained in his attempt to hang himself March 14. Marquette City Police are reporting that an investigation indicated Tysen was in communication with another 13-year-old juvenile via social media prior to the incident. Tysen's mother, Katrina Goss, has stated that the juvenile was a girlfriend of Tysen's and that the prank involved her convincing Tysen that she had died.

    The Marquette County Prosecutor's Office authorized charges for Malicious Use of Telecommunications Services and using a computer to commit a crime.

    The name of the girl charged will not be released by the Police Department due to her status as a juvenile.

  2. #2
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    May 2016
    I have no words except this is so tragic !!


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    Mar 2005
    Jacksonville, Florida
    There's a thread for this already:


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