Prosecutor Weighing Criminal Charges After Teen Suicide

Coffee County teenager Channing Smith committed suicide after two peers outed his sexuality on social media. His family is now worried that beliefs held by the district attorney may impact a decision on whether to seek justice for their son, the Daily News Journal reports. District Attorney Craig Northcott is on tape saying he will not prosecute domestic violence cases involving same-sex couples and that he will not recognize gay marriage. He is reportedly under investigation by the Board of Professional Responsibility for those comments.

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