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Fake Facebook page outrages family of teen who committed suicide

Created: 12/11/2013 10:19 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A Los Lunas teen who committed suicide after being repeatedly bullied is still getting cyber-bullied, even in death.    

Someone set up a Facebook page and doctored pictures of the teen, putting nooses around his neck and on his eyes.  17-year-old Carlos Vigil committed suicide back in July 2013.    

Vigil's grandmother, Dolores Marquez, says she found the Facebook page Tuesday night.  The page also said it was a "global movement aiding 100-percent success rate in hanging yourself."   

Marquez says she immediately pushed for Facebook to take the page down and they did.  But she says this just opened up the tragic loss all over again.

"Carlos has been gone for four months," Marquez said. "They're barely starting to be able to exhale and then this happens again."

Before he died, Vigil was pushing for stricter penalties for bullies.  He wanted bullying to carry the same weight as assault and battery.  Now his family says this incident gives them ammunition to push for new anti-bullying legislation in January.

The family says several local law enforcement agencies are investigating who created the Facebook page.

Carlos Vigil

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