Father appalled by audience to son's live suicide
The father of the boy who committed suicide live on the Internet has said how appalled he is at the audience reaction to his son's death. Some of the audience egged him on, and Abraham Biggs Sr says those who watched and the site operators should share in some of the blame in his 19-year-old son's death.
"I think they are all equally wrong," he said. "It's a person's life that we're talking about. And as a human being, you don't watch someone in trouble and sit back and just watch."
Police found Abraham Biggs Jr. dead in his father's bed Wednesday, 12 hours after he first declared on the Web site for bodybuilders that he planned to take his own life. He took a fatal drug overdose in front of an Internet audience. Although some viewers contacted the Web site to notify police, authorities did not reach his house in time.
Biggs, who has said he was at work during the episode, said he had not known about his son's online presence.