'He would be alive today': Parents detail son's desperate attempts to contact Robinhood before he killed himself

Alex Kearns, a 20-year-old college student, mistakenly believed he owed that staggering sum of money and took his own life last June after his desperate pleas to Robinhood went unanswered, according to his family. He left a note that signaled confusion about his negative Robinhood balance. “If he had been able to get a hold of somebody…he would be alive today,” Dan told CNN Business in an interview. The Kearns family is suing Robinhood for the wrongful death of their son, who — like a growing number of novice traders — turned to the free trading app for access to sophisticated financial instruments such as options. The tragedy

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