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INTERNATIONAL: Violent Facebook Live suicide is latest in disturbing trend

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2017-04-27-09_23_54-violent-facebook-live-suicide-is-latest-in-disturbing-trend-_-new-york-postNY POST – An Alabama man livestreamed his suicide on Facebook in what has become a disturbing trend.

James M. Jeffrey, 49, shot himself in the head Tuesday during the Facebook Live video, prompting horrified viewers to report the suicide to 911.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office had already been contacted by Jeffrey’s ex-girlfriend, who said she was concerned he might harm himself following their breakup, according to AL.com.

Deputies arrived on the scene in Robertsdale, Alabama, to find Jeffrey dead of a gunshot wound.

The disturbing footage of Jeffrey’s suicide is the latest violent death broadcast on Facebook.

Another clip from earlier this week showed Wuttisan Wongtalay from Thailand hanging his 11-month-old daughter before killing himself.

Earlier this month, Steve Stephens shared a Facebook video of him killing a 74-year-old grandfather in cold blood. Stephens led authorities on a three-day manhunt before taking his own life.

Baldwin County officers said Jeffrey’s video was viewed more than 1,000 times before it was removed from Facebook two hours later.

“This was a first for us,” Baldwin County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Lowery told USA Today. “I hope this isn’t a trend starting. It’s one thing to commit suicide. It’s another thing to victimize other people.”

Facebook has not responded to the latest incident, but announced last month the company’s plans to create real-time suicide prevention tools on the site.

“We have a lot of work and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

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4 comments

  1. remove that stupid facebook live thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it is useless and this is becoming a trend. even in little st lucia someone attempted this. take the live thing away!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • no its not useless its a way of entertaining your followers and interacting with them. its too bad some people use it in a negative way. move face book live? you mad man?. if they ever move face book live VYBE RADIO will never be the same again uh. i love my Vybe radio face book live with kiedel sonny and pringles and dj rarats to much for Facebook to cancel the live. ou pan bon tete

      all the VYBERS fans those who in favor of keeping the live, give a thumbs up

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    • Dr stephen joseph

      True and if people spent a little less time on this facebook thing,they would be more productive..

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