“Heartbroken” – Father Kills Himself On Facebook Live
Another horrible death streamed on Facebook Live is shocking the internet. According to Local 15, an Alabama man shot himself in the head live on Facebook because he was “heartbroken” over an ended relationship.
Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputies were already on their way to Ponderosa Farm Road West in Robertsdale, Alabama when they got the disturbing phone call. Someone had witnessed 49-year-old James Jeffrey shoot himself in the head with a rifle live on the social media page.
The suicide occurred around 11 p.m Tuesday night. Deputies were en route because they say Jeffrey’s girlfriend had called detectives from Mississippi, concerned because the two were going through a break-up and he had stopped responding to her calls. Neighbors say Jeffrey is leaving behind a young daughter.
The recent violent actions on Facebook live have increased the pressure on the social media giant to deal with inappropriate content on its platform. Earlier this month Mark Zuckerberg addressed the problem saying, “we have a lot of work and we will keep doing all we can to prevent tragedies like this from happening.”