Texas man charged with threatening family of suicide victim

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Texas man who allegedly had an online relationship with a 16-year-old Virginia girl has been charged with cyberstalking and threatening the girl’s family following her suicide.

Adrian Raul O’Dell, of Odessa, was arrested this week in Texas.

Prosecutors said the 19-year-old O’Dell communicated online with a girl who lived in Linden, Virginia, from September 2017 to March 2018.

In May 2018, the girl’s body was found in a wooded area near her home. An investigation by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office determined that the girl died by suicide.

The indictment against O’Dell says he sent a series of online messages to the girl’s family in which he took credit for her suicide and threatened her family.

No attorney was listed for O’Dell in court papers.

Associated Press

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