Is it a crime to "encourage suicide"? Teens' texts under scrutiny

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    From CBS News:

    Interesting case here. I think it's easy to say she's a terrible person, but whether her actions are criminal is a more difficult argument.
     
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    I think it's that she pressured him into it, rather than merely suggested it and/or supported his decision to go through with it, that could make her guilty.
     
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    She told his family and friends she had no idea where he was, all the while secretly egging him on to commit suicide, and then planned a suicide awareness fundraiser?

    At the very least, she belongs in a mental hospital.
     
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    http://definitions.uslegal.com/c/complicity/


    My guess is it falls under this
     
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    Isn't that incitement to murder? If so, then that's a criminal act. Whether the incitement was to kill himself or others shouldn't make a difference.
     
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    Murder is premditation to kill someone else.

    Not that I'm saying what she did is right in anyway, but she didn't kill anyone..... She played on someones emotions, its horribly vindictive, on the flip side he still killed himself.
     
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    That's only first degree murder. We still have second and third degree murder, manslaughter, and any number of other types of murders, massacres and regicides.
     
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    I envision a scumbag lawyer pursuing someone who joked with another to take a long walk off of a short pier.
     
  9. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    In the UK we only have murder or manslaughter.
     
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    She needs an extended visit to the funny farm.
     
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    who even has the time to do this? why not just break up and get on with your life
     
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    whoever suggested that suggesting that someone go kill themselves is manslaughter should go kill themselves.
     
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    This is a laughably pathetic case and a waste of prosecutorial resources. It ridiculous that my tax dollars are being spent on this garbage. These prosecutors should be thrown in prison.

    This stupid girl met apparently met this kid in Florida and hadn't seen him in a year when he killed himself. Their "relationship" was nothing but texting. His and his actions alone caused his death. It was his choice. Pathetic that the prosectors are trying to blame someone else for actions he clearly took on his own.
     
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    A man is dead. People's lives hurt. It's worth every penny. She should be in a mental institution.
     
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    Manslaughter by text. Maybe there's something to it? I was once texted to go F myself and I'm still confounded as how to go about it.
     
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    I feel now reasonable person wouldn't encourage anyone to kill themselves! Like others that said this Woman needs her head examined. Just throwing her into jail isn't going fix anything but some kind of punishment needs to happen (like many years of community service and house arrest).
     

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