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Story of teen suicide in Washington state likely an internet hoax

"On Thursday we ran a story about the suicide death of a 17-year-old gay teen, Terrel Williams. Since the story ran, we discovered discrepancies among the facts provided by sources, which now leads us to question the credibility of the facts in this story," reports LGBTQNATION. "What we have been able to ascertain is that the photo that ran with the story was not Terrel Williams — it was a photo of Donny Lumpkins, an individual who is alive and unrelated to this story. The photo, purported to be of Terrel Williams was captured from two sources: Terrel’s Twitter page (which was eventually re-titled “MemoryOfTerrel,”) and an earlier tip on this story posted Oct. 13 at Change.org.)" READ MORE

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