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Oklahoma prosecutors will not press charges in Nex Benedict case

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2024
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Prosecutors in Oklahoma say they will not pursue charges in the death of Nex Benedict.

Nex was a 16-year-old nonbinary student whose death last month was ruled a suicide. They had been injured in a fight with high school classmates the day before.

Nex, who used both he/him and they/them pronouns, had been targeted by bullies in the months leading up to their death because of their gender identity, according to their family.

Bullying someone to attempt or complete suicide is a felony in Oklahoma, reported member station KOSU. But Tulsa County...

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