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A Dairy Queen Manager Is Facing More Charges After a Teen Employee’s Suicide

(KANSAS CITY) — More charges have been filed against the former manager of a small-town Missouri Dairy Queen accused of bullying a teenage employee so relentlessly that he killed himself.

A special prosecutor filed an amended criminal complaint Monday against Harley Branham, 22, of Fayette. It adds two counts each of aggravated stalking, third-degree assault and harassment. She was charged in February with second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the Dec. 21 death of 17-year-old Kenneth Suttner.

The amended complaint alleges that Branham harassed and repeatedly called Suttner, causing him “emotional distress,” before he fatally shot himself outside his family’s home.

Branham’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for next week. Her attorney, Jeffrey Hilbrenner, didn’t immediately return a phone or email message Tuesday from The Associated Press seeking comment.

via Dairy Queen Manager Faces More Charges in Employee’s Suicide | Time

By Eve Reiland

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