Aaron Swartz was the founder of Reddit, a social news website. He was accused of breaking into MITs network. He was also being investigated by the FBI. He was supposed to have a trial in the spring and if he was found guilty he could face up to 35 years in prison and a 1 million dollar fine. (TRAPASSO, 2013) This led to him hanging himself on January 10th at the young age of 26. Swartz had a depression problem, and the pressure of the trial led him to his death. (Martinez, 2013) Its so sad that he committed suicide, there were so many people he could have talked to rather than making that decision.
TRAPASSO, C. (2013, jan 20). Crowd mourns reddit founder aaron swartz. Daily News. Retrieved from http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/friends-family-mourn-reddit-founder-article-1.1243444
Martinez, M. (2013, March 7). Internet prodigy, activist aaron swartz commits suicide. CNN. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/12/us/new-york-reddit-founder-suicide/