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Massachusetts Teen Fined For Taunting Suicidal Man

A Massachusetts teenager who yelled "jump" to a suicidal man on a rooftop has pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct.

SALEM, Mass. -- A Massachusetts teenager who yelled "jump" to a suicidal man on a rooftop has pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct.

David Duchesne was fined $150 in Salem District Court on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say a 20-year old man climbed onto the roof of a Beverly home on Monday when police acting on a judge's order showed up to bring him to a psychiatric hospital. Prosecutors say the 19-year-old Duchesne and another man then yelled "jump" and shouted profanities.

The Salem News reports that Duchesne was contrite in court and said he wasn't thinking. He told a judge he would have felt "terrible" if the man had jumped.

The other suspect has decided to fight the charges.

The man on the roof came down after a 12-hour standoff.

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