Daisy Coleman hospitalized in Kansas City after suicide attempt

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Maryville Mo., teenager, who has been at the center of a rape case making national headlines, was in a Kansas City hospital Monday night after attempting to take her own life.

Melinda Coleman, who is the mother of Daisy Coleman, told affiliate WDAF-TV that her daughter tried to take her own life Sunday evening.

According to Melinda, Daisy attended a party Saturday night and was later attacked on a number of Twitter accounts.

Daisy is the teen who claimed to have been raped by two high school students when she was 14 years old. Her family has accused prosecutors of dismissing her claims.

The rape accusations made by Daisy and her family subjected them to harassment from several Maryville community members, including parents and students. The case eventually caught national attention.

Melinda said her daughter is in stable condition at a children's psychiatric hospital in Kansas City as of Monday night.

A special prosecutor has been appointed to handle the new investigation.

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