To: The New York State House, The New York State Senate, Governor Andrew Cuomo, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Donald Trump

Leniency for Abel Cedeño

Abel Cedeno was taunted for years because of his sexual orientation , bullied every day by classmates . After several failed attempts with school staff to end the bullying Abel reached his breaking point . He made the rash decision of attacking his classmates after his bullies repeatedly threw pencils at his head , unfortunately the attack ended in the death of a classmate. This young man pleaded for help to no avail and it's unfair that he's a victim also and he will be scarred for life. Abel is a young man who made a mistake and acted on impulse , please sign for the judge to have leniency . Don't let this young life go lost in the system because school staff swept this under the rug.

Why is this important?

I am the mother of a teenage boy who's Gay and was taunted and tortured even raped in the school system . We begged for help and never received it. My son was suicidal and depressed for many years and started to become violent because he had no choice , his defense mechanism was all he had . Being a teen is hard enough but when you're a Gay teen teenagers can be very cruel. Please give this young man a second chance at life .