Two teenagers are reportedly dead of suicide after the girl took her own life and her boyfriend followed just days later, announcing his intentions in a video on Facebook.
According to the pop culture site GOT, Mercedes Shaday Smith killed herself in her dorm room at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky, on Thursday. Just two days later, her boyfriend Markeice ‘Mari’ Brown is said to have taken his own life, reportedly after he was bullied online by people who accused him of having contributed to his girlfriend’s decision to commit suicide. He posted this video on Facebook before reportedly killing himself:
‘Everybody’s trying to put this on me … Y’all don’t know what she was going though. You don’t know what we [were] going through.”
“I just can’t do this no more,” he says later in the video. “I’m trying to get out all my words before I go.”
While there is limited information available about the teens or the purported suicides, a Cincinnati funeral home told Crime Online that Mercedes Shaday Smith was scheduled to be laid to rest there on Tuesday, confirming the information posted on a GoFundMe page created in her honor.
The exact cause of death for either teen is not known. This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.