Seth Walsh, 13, died Tuesday, nine days after he hanged himself from a tree in his backyard, reports KGET.com in Bakersfield, Calif.
Tehachapi police investigators interviewed some of the young people who taunted Seth the day he hanged himself and determined despite the tragic outcome of their ridicule, their actions do not constitute a crime.
Seth’s best friend, Jamie Elaine Phillips, created a YouTube video for him while he was in the hospital, praying that he would recover. He died Tuesday after being on life support for more than a week.
Last week, Asher Brown, another 13-year-old bullied gay boy, shot himself to death in Texas.