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4 Months After Daughter's Death, Another Tragedy
4 Months After One
Death, Another Tragedy
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4 Months After One Death, Another Tragedy

Melinda Coleman, mother of Daisy Coleman, takes her own life, says advocacy group

(Newser) - Her daughter took her own life four months ago at the age of 23 after enduring an unwanted national spotlight, and now Melinda Coleman has died by apparent suicide herself at the age of 58, reports the Kansas City Star . Prior to the death of daughter Daisy Coleman, Melinda Coleman...

After Rape at 14 and Horrific Aftermath, Daisy Coleman Dead at 23

She took her own life

(Newser) - Daisy Coleman, whose devastating rape in 2012 and the horror that ensued were explored in a 2016 Netflix documentary, is dead at age 23. Coleman, who was just 14 when she was raped by a popular boy she considered a friend at a party in Maryville, Missouri, was one of...

No Sex Assault Charges in Missouri's 'Daisy' Case

Instead, prosecutor charges teen with misdemeanor child endangerment

(Newser) - Charges have been filed against a Missouri teenager accused of raping a younger classmate at a party, but they're probably not going to satisfy the supporters of Daisy Coleman . The Jackson County prosecutor charged Matthew Barnett, now 19, with misdemeanor child endangerment but made no mention of the alleged...

Missouri Teen in 'Daisy' Rape Case Attempts Suicide

Daisy Coleman in hospital, says her mother

(Newser) - A Missouri teenager whose allegations of rape against a popular football player and subsequent bullying became a national story is in the hospital after a suicide attempt, reports Fox4KC . Daisy Coleman, who says she was raped in 2012 at age 14 by a 17-year-old boy who got her drunk at...

Daisy Coleman: This Is My Story
 Daisy Coleman: 
 This Is My Story 

Daisy Coleman: This Is My Story

Maryville teen describes alleged rape

(Newser) - "Daisy's case" has the nation's attention, and today Daisy Coleman tells her story in an essay on xoJane.com . "My whole life since January 8, 2012, has been a long, reckless winter," she writes. That was the night she and her friend Paige, then...

'Daisy's Case' in Maryville to Be Reopened

County prosecutor calls for special prosecutor

(Newser) - All the attention worked: The Nodaway County prosecutor has asked for "Daisy's case," which centers around the alleged rapes of two teens in Maryville, Missouri, to be reopened. Robert Rice had initially dropped the charges against the suspects, but now he's asked a judge to appoint...

2nd Victim in 'Daisy's Case': Cops Blamed Us

Paige Parkhurst tells her story of victim shaming

(Newser) - With a review pending in the Maryville, Mo., rape case , of Daisy Coleman , the second victim has come forward with her side of the story. Paige Parkhurst was 13 when she and Daisy, then 14, sneaked out of Daisy's home to meet two boys in 2012. Both girls, she...

Momentum Builds for Review of 'Daisy's Case'

Lieutenant governor wants grand jury called

(Newser) - After Melinda Coleman decided to go public with the horrifying story of the rape of her daughter, Daisy, in Maryville, Mo., the state's lieutenant governor and House speaker are calling for the case to get a second look, the Kansas City Star reports. The attorney general previously said he...

Anonymous Takes On Missouri Town Over 'Daisy's Case'

'Maryville, expect us,' says hacker group

(Newser) - Sunday saw the publication of a lengthy Kansas City Star investigation into the alleged rape of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman in Maryville, Mo., a case which saw authorities drop charges against a well-connected 17-year-old boy. Now, hackers are taking matters into their own hands, Time reports. "If Maryville won’t...

Mom Says Teen Was Raped, Then Nightmare Began

Alleged victim's house burns down after charges dropped

(Newser) - A Missouri family moved to a new city to escape the past—but wound up finding new anguish in not just an alleged rape, but the cruel aftermath. The Kansas City Star has spent seven months digging into the story of Melinda Coleman and her four kids, who moved to...

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