Bullied to Death: Phoebe Prince's Father Speaks Out in Documentary

A father talks about daughter's suicide in a new documentary film.

ByABC News
November 23, 2010, 3:30 AM

Nov. 23, 2010— -- The father of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after months of torment at a Massachusetts high school is speaking out about the tragedy in a new documentary film.

In the film called "The Trials of Phoebe Prince" that aired on Irish television Monday, Jeremy Prince recalls his daughter Phoebe's death.

The film details the circumstances leading up to her death and, later, the bullying case in the American legal system.

Phoebe Prince moved to South Hadley, Mass., from Ireland in 2009.

Phoebe hanged herself last Jan. 14 after she was allegedly harassed by older girls at South Hadley High School, prosecutors said. Her younger sister found her body in the family's second-story apartment.

Prosecutors said she quickly became the victim of taunting through texting and Facebook by a group of girls who allegedly sought revenge because Prince had romantic relationships with their boyfriends.

"A lot of people just would always, like, taunt and tease her, just call her names," said friend Kate Broderick.