I mentioned in the article that Danielle had received over 100 messages from one individual, a 17 year old, encouraging her to go ahead and commit suicide.
The young man, Jason Patrick Thomas, was charged in February with Cyberbullying.
- A. Cyberbullying is Read the entire statute (LRS 14:40.7).
the transmission of any electronic textual, visual, written, or oral communication with the malicious and willful intent to coerce, abuse, torment, or intimidate a person under the age of eighteen.
- A. Criminal assistance to suicide is Read the entire statute (LRS 14:32.12)
- (1) The intentional advising or encouraging of another person to commit suicide or the providing of the physical means or the knowledge of such means to another person for the purpose of enabling the other person to commit or attempt to commit suicide.
- (2) The intentional advising, encouraging, or assisting of another person to commit suicide, or the participation in any physical act which causes, aids, abets, or assists another person in committing or attempting to commit suicide.