A week before his death, Christian had "streaked" at his school's football game. It was to be expected that he would face a punishment; however, it was taken to a whole new level when the principal stated that the boy could not only face expulsion from the school, but also might face criminal charges and be forced to register as a sex offender, even though he did not hurt or molest anyone. 

On October 7, 2013, Christian hung himself in the family's garage.