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New York Teen Charged Over Online Suicide Hoax

Posted by YBMW Staff on October 26th, 2009
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Talk about in poor taste…

A New York teenager who put ketchup on his arms and faked his suicide on a live video website has been charged with one third-degree count of falsely reporting an incident and will now appear in court.

New York state police received several calls on Tuesday night about a young man allegedly broadcasting his suicide attempt over the internet.

According to Captain Steven Nitrelli, the calls came from as far away as Israel, where the website is hosted.

Nitrelli said police traced the computer address to a home in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence. He says the teenager, who has not been named, admitted the hoax and insisted it was just a joke.

Police withheld his name because of his age.


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