Suspect in death of anti-bullying advocate 'Captain Spectrum' turns himself in

Chris Miller
Posted at 7:15 AM, Jul 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-16 14:57:12-04

PARIS, Tenn. (WTVF) — A suspect wanted in the death of a well-known anti-bullying and autism awareness advocate has turned himself in to police.

Chris Miller created the alter ego Captain Spectrum to fight bullying and raise awareness of autism. The 19-year-old died from a severe head injury in February after falling off the back of a pick-up truck at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Paris, Tennessee.

He suffered a fractured skull and died days later.

Henry County police later issued arrest warrants for the driver of the pick-up truck, Anthony Lee, on felony charges of vehicular homicide, reckless homicide and criminally negligent homicide.

Lee was questioned as part of the investigation.

Miller's mother Crystal believes her son died as the result of another act of bullying and that Lee, the driver of the pick-up, gunned the engine throwing Miller from the truck.

Miller was known for his “Captain Spectrum” character. It was his alter ego that he created after attempting suicide at age 12 due to being bullied at school for his autism.

He hoped Captain Spectrum might help others better understand autism. Now, authorities think he may have died as the result of an act of bullying.

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