Another Tragedy on Facebook Live


Daniella Mahler, Reporter

On Monday, April 24 2017, another brutal killing was uploaded to Facebook Live. According to the authorities, a twenty-year-old man used Facebook Live to stream him hanging his eleven-month old daughter before committing suicide. The video was filmed at an abandoned hotel in Phuket, Thailand and showed the man tie a noose around his infant daughter’s neck before dropping her over the side of a building.

The child’s relatives saw the video and immediately contacted the police. The mother of the child was overwhelmed with grief and had tears in her eyes, “I am also very sad. They were still very young.”

People were  able to access the videos of the child’s murder on her father’s Facebook page for about 24 hours, before it was able to be taken down around five P.M. on Tuesday. Authorities found the man’s body hanging next to his daughter’s. His death has been ruled a suicide. “He was having paranoia about his wife leaving him and not loving him,” states Thai police officer Jullaus Suvannin.