Grieving parents denounce web suicide voyeurs

The family of a troubled teenager, who filmed himself on a webcam committing suicide from a drugs overdose, yesterday condemned the broadcast of his death and the many viewers who egged him on.Abraham K Biggs, 19, from Pembroke Pines, Florida, posted a suicide note in which he wrote, “I hate myself and I hate living,” before taking a concoction of pills. He then broadcast his death on the internet.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article5213569.eceFather appalled by virtual audience to son’s death [AP]
The father of a college student whose suicide was broadcast live over a webcam said Saturday he was appalled by the virtual audience that egged on his son and called for tougher regulation of Internet sites.Abraham Biggs Sr. said those who watched and the Web site operators share some blame in his 19-year-old son’s death.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/22/AR2008112200553.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.