Father's death sheds light on cyber-bullying bill

Lawmakers hope a cyber-bullying bill being introduced in Albany will help reduce tragedies such as the suicide of a Monroe man whose own son killed

YONKERS - Lawmakers hope a cyber-bullying bill being introduced in Albany will help reduce tragedies such as the suicide of a Monroe man whose own son killed himself a year ago.

The bill, being introduced by state Sen. Jeff Klein, updates the stalking and harassment law already on the books to include "electronic or online bullying." It would also allow some cases that are considered hate crimes to be tried as felonies.

Police say Kevin Jacobsen committed suicide inside his Monroe home on Saturday night. They say the death comes nearly one year after Jacobsen's 14-year-old son, Kameron, took his own life.

Kameron's family says cyber-bullying may have pushed the 14-year-old to kill himself.

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