18-year-old girl commits suicide, boyfriend kills self 2 days later

Tragic story: 18-year-old Mercedes Shaday Smith killed herself inside her college dorm room in Columbia, Kentucky on Thursday, April 20 while her boyfriend, Markeice “Mari” Brown took his life on Saturday, April 22.

The story has gone viral on Facebook.


Reports said Smith’s friends believed that Brown contributed to his girlfriend’s suicide and they harassed and bullied him online. Reportedly driven by the grief of losing his girlfriend, Brown committed suicide two days later.

Circumstances that led to Smith’s suicide, as well as what might have caused Brown’s depression are yet to be ascertained.


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