Florida Teen Kills Himself on Web TV as Viewers LOL

Users egged on bodybuilder as he swallowed pills
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2008 3:11 AM CST

A Florida teenager broadcast his hours-long suicide on an internet video-streaming channel as viewers watched, reports Newteevee. After threatening to kill himself on Justin.tv, the teen was egged on by viewers as well as posters on a chat room he used. The young bodybuilder, 19, took a fatal overdose of pills on camera, then lay on his bed for hours. One viewer eventually contacted police.

Close to 200 people were watching the video feed as police broke in, with some commenting "OMG" and "LOL." The teen, who went by the user name CandyJunkie, had reportedly threatened suicide before, leading some to believe his threats and the video were a hoax. Justin.tv's CEO had no comment on the case but stressed that it was up to the online community to report disturbing videos. (Read more web video stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.