An 11-year-old boy killed himself after his girlfriend faked her death. She’s now facing charges.


Tysen Benz was in his room when he read text messages saying someone he knew had committed suicide. Shortly after, the 11-year-old boy from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula hanged himself.

Now, a 13-year-old girl is facing criminal charges in his death. Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Wiese said the girl posed as someone else when she faked her own death during a text conversation with Tysen. The boy, for reasons still unclear, believed it and killed himself within two hours of receiving the messages, Wiese said. Click here for more

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