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Just reading it now.
If ever someone made a bad choice of girlfriend this is it.
Trigger warning for anyone thinking about reading that
I feel absolutely bereft. what a terrible story. I think it's right that she is tried for manslaughter because, unless he is incapable or insane she is ultimately culpable for coercing this poor vulnerable young man into killing himself. So so awful, his family :''(
I think there rational boundaries within which suicide is acceptable but it's a fucking horrendous, tragic waste of life.
It's so visceral and horrible that it seems like punishing the girl would be just, nut in my opinion she wasn't in her right mind either. It seems as if they persuaded each other at different points.
Just really horrible.
called the 'but for' test.
'But for' x doing y, would z have happened as it did?
but for this person not systematically convincing this other vulnerable person to kill himself, would he have done so in this way/ that day?
the fact that he may killed himself in another way 'anyway'/ down the line is only a mitigating factor, it does not impinge upon the causative issue.
So while I agree it's complex, it's reasonably cut and dried rom a legal perspective.
I'm just unsure about her control over her own actions here.
there's a chance she may not go to prison. her lawyer is suppressing evidence and invoking free speech rights, plus arguing she should be tried as a juvie.
I do wonder if she has a munchausens/ munch by oroxy issue, as she seemed to revel in the attention and bask in the grief and celebrity in the aftermath, which is a hallmark of that illness. and in that respect, yes, we agree! :)
She sounds like an absolute psychopath
I mean I've read stories about suicide before but it just seems so avoidable in this particular case. I can't help but think he'd been fortunate enough to meet someone or indeed anyone other than her they could have saved him.
I wonder if she was motivated by the attention she'd receive after his death.
A poor guy with mental health issues unfortunately took advice from a sociopath.
feel a bit sick