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article imageNo charges over 'suicide' on web

By Steve in the UK     May 26, 2007 in Crime
Chatroom users who watched a man apparently commit suicide over the internet will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
An update to the story posted by Amaranth on Mar 24, 2007.
After 42 year old Kevin Whitrick from Wellington, Shropshire, UK, committed suicide live on a webcam, which was seen be chatroom users it was thought that some of the members of the chatroom may face charges over the comments that they posted just before Whitrick killed himself.
Father of two, Whtrick had been suffering from severe depression for a number of years before he hanged himself as fellow chatroom users watched on thinking it was just a practical joke. When they realised that what they where watching on their computer screens was real they contacted local police, but arrived to late to save him.
"We examined all the evidence passed to us by the police and have concluded that none of the comments made in the chatroom amounted to a criminal offence."
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