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Rape Victim Daisy Coleman In Hospital With Possible Brain Damage After Suicide Attempt

daisy facebookMelinda Coleman, mother of Daisy Coleman, a young girl who claims she was raped by two high school students when she was 14-years-old has told the press that her daughter tried to commit suicide by overdose Sunday night and is now hospitalized in Kansas City. According to Fox4KC.com:

According to her mother, Daisy had attended a party for about an hour Saturday night, and had been attacked immediately afterward on a number of Twitter accounts. Melinda said her daughter is in stable condition at a children’s psychiatric hospital in Kansas City as of Monday night.

 

There is a lengthier article in the Daily Mail that reports :

On Friday night, Daisy briefly attended a party with a friend and arrived home to a stream of abuse on her Facebook page from two girls who she previously counted as friends.

‘I had let her go to a party with a friend, she was there for an hour and a half. Then she came home and saw Facebook. (One girl) decided to write something saying “you’re a fake and a phoney,” “you wanted it” and “you’re a slut” because she went to the party,’ Dr Coleman told MailOnline.

Another girl allegedly chimed in, calling Daisy a ‘hypocrite’ for going to the party.

Melinda Coleman has taken to Facebook to ask Anonymous for help in finding new evidence in the case that happened in January of 2012. All charged against the alleged rapist, Matthew Barnett, who is now 19 have been dropped.

After her daughter attended the party Saturday night she received numerous Facebook and Twitter messages from her peers, and Melinda says she has a grocery bag full of them:

‘She was in her room (Sunday night) then she walked into her brother’s room and said she was seeing ghosts and she was freaking out,’ Dr Coleman said of the horrific moment she learned her daughter had tried to kill herself. ’She was acting very strangely.’

The mother said she and her sons got Daisy to vomit then they rushed her to the hospital where doctors pumped her stomach and put her on an IV. It’s unclear yet if she’ll suffer permanent damage from the overdose.

From the same Daily Mail article:

‘She’s not coherent, she makes no sense, she’s like a two year old,’ Dr Coleman said, breaking into tears again. ‘I asked the nurse if she thought she would get better and she said there was no way of telling.’

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How awful for this poor girl and her family. I don’t know what the answer is, how Daisy could have ever been expected to lead a normal life in Maryville after the case came to light. Daisy went on to have numerous media appearances and she wrote a lengthy first person account of what her ordeal had been like for XoJane, but I’m not sure if any of their editors have remanded in contact with her. I would think that police should be shown the threatening social media messages Daisy received over the weekend, because it seems that the other parents should be aware if their kids are posting harassment on Facebook, but I’m not sure what else can be done.

As for the rape investigation, special prosecutor Jean Baker was assigned to re-investigate the case.

I hope Daisy is okay.

(Images: Facebook)

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  • Blueathena623

    Goddamnit.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      me three bunny

  • LadyClodia

    This is so sad.

  • brebay

    Great, now even if they can get an indictment, they’ll claim she’s too mentally unstable to be trusted. This sucks in so many ways.

  • Alexandra

    Hopefully they could use any statements taken from the beginning of the case – maybe she was deposed – i’m not sure of the specific laws in Kansas but a “prior statement under oath” can usually be admitted in a court case where the person is dead or unavailable or even refuses to testify again.
    This is goddam heartbreaking.

  • http://ultimatemamacat.tumblr.com/ Hana Graham

    My heart is broken for Daisy and her family. This sucks so much.

  • http://www.ambiencechaser.com/ Elizabeth Licata

    Oh no, this is terrible.

  • http://www.gamedevwidow.weebly.com/ Theresa Edwards

    This makes me so angry. No words.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

    Oh man. That is so horrible. I can’t even imagine.

  • akaSassinak

    “20 lashes” should be allowed again. 100 for some. If the brain won’t reason, speak to the body.

    If the girl doesn’t recover, her tormentors should be made to hold her in their arms until it dawns on them that life is precious.

    Or maybe the girls should be denied makeup and nice clothes and hair for a school year…

    Daisy, the best revenge is to LIVE BETTER.

  • Kay_Sue

    This is so sick. It’s hard to believe. I hope she pulls through and the special investigator in the case finds more information.

  • CMJ
  • Arakiba

    She should have bought a gun and killed her rapists.

    • meteor_echo

      More like, her rapists should’ve been put behind the bars by their own parents.

  • pixie

    I hope she recovers, I really do. And i hope the special prosecutor helps bring justice for Daisy. Nobody deserves the things she’s been through.

  • Rachel Sea

    I think we need an It Gets Better Project for rape victims.

  • Snarktopus

    Didn’t she know that after you’ve been raped you’re never allowed to have fun or go to parties EVER AGAIN?
    My eyes rolled so hard at the line about the girl calling her a hypocrite for going to a party.
    I hope she recovers.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ilikeswears Dusty

    I can’t even begin to imagine what I would do if I found out my daughter was bullying someone in this situation. What the hell is wrong with people?

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