Cops: No charges in suicide of bullied NY gay teen

November 22, 2011 - 4:10 PM

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York who've been investigating the suicide death of a bullied gay teenager have ruled the boy's death was not a crime.

Amherst investigators last month sent 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer's computer and cellphone to a forensics lab to help determine whether the bullying he often talked about before taking his own life Sept. 18 rose to a criminal level. Investigators were looking for evidence that would have supported charges of aggravated harassment or a hate crime.

Rodemeyer was a high school freshman who posted extensively online before hanging himself outside his family's suburban Buffalo home. In videos and blogs, he talked about being bullied after identifying himself as gay.

On Tuesday, police announced no charges would be filed in his death..