Girlfriend Faked Death Prank Resulted to Boy's Suicide in Michigan [VIDEO]
On March 14, Tysen Benz, an 11-year-old boy from Michigan, committed suicide right after her girlfriend faked death. Shortly after receiving an alleged prank message on her girlfriend's death, Tysen hanged himself.
Katrina Goss, the boy's mother, said that her son was a victim of manipulation and pranks which led to her son's death. Goss blames Tysen's girlfriend, a 13-year old girl attending the same school as Tysen's, as the reason to why her son committed suicide, as shared by Katrina Goss herself with the CBS News. The 13-year-old girl was Tysen's girlfriend but is not being identified because she's a minor.
Goss gave light to what happened that day when her son did the suicide deed. She said that her son came home from school happy and proud that he attended tutorial classes without being reminded. Goss added that her son had no reason on committing such an act, but she was shocked to find her son hanging in the closet at about 10 o'clock in the evening as she was ready to tuck her sons in bed.
Goss said that the paramedics were able to revive Tysen but were still on life support for three weeks until his body finally gave up on April 4th, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, the Washington Post reports.
Matt Weise, Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney, said that the 13-year-old girlfriend faked death by posing as someone else during a text conversation with Tysen. He fell for the prank and for some reasons, ended his life by committing suicide by the form of hanging. The girl is now facing criminal charges for malicious use of telecommunication service, which is punishable by up to six months in juvenile detention; and charges for using a computer to commit a crime, with a weight of a year in detention.
Katrina Goss warns parents to monitor children's use of technological devices. She hopes that her son's girlfriend, be given maximum charges possible for she believes that the girl needs to be held responsible for her child's death.