Web suicide watchers tough to prosecute

A teenager lay dying in bed after swallowing a lethal does of narcotics while his suicide attempt is being broadcast to the Web. A group of concerned viewers attempted to save his life by alerting the authorities. Others however prodded the teen to take his own life with messages such as “do it.”Authorities in Pembroke Pines, Fla., are now trying to determine whether any of the people who sent messages to the teen via the Web violated Florida law, according to several reports. The incident began last week when the 19-year-old man began Webcasting on Justin.TV and posted a message at a Web site dedicated to body building that he intended to kill himself. About 12 hours later, police found the him in his Hollywood, Fla., home.
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