Charlotte Guy is a 17-year-old girl who committed suicide after accidentally sending a Snapchat message to her then-boyfriend where she confessed to cheating. Charlotte’s parents have said that she had been referred to a healthcare professional in the past after they felt like she had a willingness to hurt herself.
Charlotte hailed from Wigan, Greater Manchester, England and she initially wanted to send a Snapchat message to her friend where she confessed to cheating but instead accidentally sent it to her boyfriend.
The couple had been going through a tumultuous relationship and had broken up just three days before Charlotte ended her life.
Jack Hurst is the 20-year-old boyfriend and it was during Charlotte’s inquest that he revealed that he had been dating Charlotte on and off for the past two years.
According to The Mirror, during the inquest, he said: ‘she had made comments to me before about feeling that the world wasn’t meant for her.’
Jack then revealed that it was on September 21 when he went to visit Charlotte in Wigan and that’s when she said she wanted to end the relationship.
In his statement, as obtained by Daily Mail, Jack said: ‘she said that she felt like she couldn’t trust me but wanted to stay friends. I said that it wasn’t what I wanted but I went back to my parents in Blackpool.’ He continued: ‘she asked if I was okay and I said that I felt we could continue our relationship. Charlotte went out with friends that night and I didn’t hear much from her.’
The very next day, Jack said that he got a text from her saying that she had kissed someone else the night before and that she went out the day after as well.
But it was on Sunday, September 24, when Charlotte accidentally sent the Snapchat message to Jack, who was studying at Newcastle at the time.
‘The Snapchat referenced her sleeping with someone on a Saturday night. She told me that it wasn’t for me, apologized and said she was a horrible person. She said that she wanted to talk and explain but I said that I didn’t feel like talking and to message me to say what she wanted to say.’
Jack began to get worried when the next message he received from Charlotte was a ‘goodbye.’ He then admitted that he tried to call her back but then got another message at 17:13 saying ‘it doesn’t matter. Goodbye. Please forgive me.’
Jack, being worried for Charlotte, immediately contacted the police and using Snapchat, they were able to pinpoint her location. But she was already found dead hanging from a tree near her college.
The last message that Jack got from Charlotte was: ‘I love you, knowing that you hate me is enough.’
The coroner, Alan Walsh, said that Charlotte was a ‘troubled young lady’ and the toxicology reports showed that Charlotte was under the influence of cocaine and alcohol.
Alan said: ‘Charlotte was 17 years of age when she died. She was at college, and her trigger points were work-related stress of both college and work and domestic life with her boyfriend. That may well have been a factor to affect her state of mind.’