Can you sue someone for a guy's suicide?

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    There was this lady, whos brother committed suicide. He was a teacher, prepared for it since he was 7 years old. But when his divorce was going on, his wife accused him with pedophilia, and he was prevented from teaching. This made him commit suicide. In addition to the fact that a baseless accusation was enough to ruin his career and cause his death, could we tell her to sue the wife for character deformation and murder?
     
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    There was this man. His son was a heroin addict. He tried everything to stop and did, many times. The dealer always found him and the addiction was renewed. Finally this man's son hanged himself. The man who tried to help his own son found the body. Then he sued the drug dealer and lost the case. It was a suicide not a murder no matter that everything the man said was true. The dealer knew the son was suicidal and deliberately sold him the drug.

    Oh by the way that man's name was Carroll O'Connor.
     
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    Of course not. She didn't murder him.
     
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    She shouldn't be charged for his death, but she should certainly be charged with everything else under the sun - because only a complete bitch would make such terrible allegations against someone.

    But then at the same time, the man wouldn't have killed himself had his wife not lied. Her actions led to his decision to take his own life.
     
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    Murder? You can't sue for murder. Its called wrongful death.

    Character "deformation" ? Its called defamation and laying false accusations of child molestation certainly qualifies. Sue the fuck out of her.
     
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    If she lied to the police she could be charged with filing a false police report. That's all.
     
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    She is also liable for defamation.
     
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    The OP mentioned character defamation. That is another charge I would go for.
     
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    Nope. He's dead. If he hadn't killed himself he would have had a great defamation case.
     
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    He is dead because of her.

    You mean to say that she gets away with ruining a persons life?

    If that is really the case, I would want the law changed.
     

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