Can A Person Be Criminally Liable For Someone Else’s Suicide? (HBO)

On December 21st, 17 year old Kenneth Suttner placed a series of notes in his bedroom and disappeared into the woods behind his parents’ house.

In Glasgow, Missouri, a town of barely 1,000 people, it didn’t take long for the rumor mill to start churning: whispers that at school and work Suttner had been intensely bullied. The police began investigating. A month after Suttner’s death, a young woman was led away in handcuffs, and confronted with an unprecedented charge: criminal responsibility for another person’s suicide.

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