Rehtaeh Parsons rape, suicide case: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada parents say no to vigilante justice
10:08 AM, Apr 11, 2013
The family of a Canadian teenager who committed suicide after she was allegedly gang-raped and bullied opposes any kind of "vigilante justice" to avenge the attack.
This comes after the activist group Anonymous said it might release the names of teens they say raped the girl. They say they want to force authorities to pursue prosecution.
Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17-year-old high school student from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was taken off life support on Sunday, three days after she tried to hang herself. Her family told CNN they met with Canadian justice officials on Wednesday and the officials assured them they would take a fresh look at filing charges.
"We definitely do not support the publishing of the names in this case," Jason Barnes, partner of Rehtaeh's mother, Leah Parsons, said Thursday. "We are not looking for some kind of vigilante justice. We just want justice"