Nine Massachusetts students are facing charges in the suicide of Phoebe Prince. New York criminal defense attorneys are taking note, as the Massachusettes teens are preparing for a host of charges related to the suicide, ranging from statutory rape to criminal harassment and stalking. Indeed, bullying is not just a Massachusetts problem-- it's a huge problem in New York, as well. A 17 year old West Islip teen was found dead on March 21, and police are investigating the harrassing messages she received, prior to her death.
Unfortunately for the Massachusetts teen, Phoebe Prince, the charges come too late. Prince committed suicide on January 14, when she walked into her apartment building and hung herself in a stairwell leading up to her second floor apartment.
And even in death, she was tormented. Her haters wrote nasty comments on her Facebook memorial page.