On a beautiful April day Mercedes Herrera was found in her closet. Mecrcedes was a 12 year old girl from East New York, Brooklyn. She left a suicide note saying that her step dad wouldn't let her go to her friends house. He didn't allow her to go because it was in
her his best interest. Other sources say that she was being bullied at school. Not only did they beat her up but "they used to harass her, curse at her, call her 'train tracks' because she had braces, and they used to cut her hair."