Daisy Coleman, Student Featured In Netflix Documentary On Sexual Assault, Takes Own Life
Daisy Coleman, whose allegation of sexual assault and ensuing harassment was chronicled in the Netflix documentary “Audrie and Daisy,” died by suicide on Tuesday. She died of a “self-inflicted gunshot just hours after cops checked on her over fears of a ‘suicidal party,'” police have revealed.
Her body was discovered on August 4 after her mother requested police to do a welfare check.
Cops were called to an apartment around 4pm on the day of Daisy’s death.
Coleman’s death comes eight years after she accused a high school classmate of sexual assault when she was 14 in her hometown of Maryville, Missouri.
The student, Matthew Barnett, was arrested and charged with sexual assault. The assault charge was dropped two months later as the Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney said there was insufficient evidence. Barnett’s attorney said that his client cooperated with authorities and argued the sex was consensual.
Barnett ultimately pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child and was sentenced to two years of probation.