• Kansas swatter faces involuntary manslaughter charge
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[QUOTE]If convicted, he faces a maximum of three years in jail and a $300,000 fine.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE]Barriss, who has previously faced charges of making fake bomb threats...[/QUOTE] 3 years is a joke for someone who [B][I]knew[/I][/B] what they were doing and for a complete stranger to lose their life. This guy has a serious problem looking at his previous felonies (fake bomb threats etc). No doubt he'll skim his way through any prison sentence and will be laughing all the way especially since he's definitely going to be a repeat offender but nothing will be done because he lied through his teeth to any "support" person he gets that he's sorry (but isn't really).
should've hit him with murder
3 years seems way too lenient.
[QUOTE=Abaddabadon;53049114]3 years seems way too lenient.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE][b]If convicted[/b], he faces [b]a maximum of three[/b] years in jail[/QUOTE] If he even gets convicted instead of getting some sort of a stupid deal, 3 is the maximum he can get, not the guaranteed sentence. This is insanity
Even if the sentence is lenient won't this mostly serve as precedent for future convictions?
[QUOTE=portalcrazy;53049056]should've hit him with murder[/QUOTE] That's a bit difficult considering his intent wasn't to cause another person's death.
[QUOTE=geel9;53049667]That's a bit difficult considering his intent wasn't to cause another person's death.[/QUOTE] Why did he swat him then? That is literally the point of swatting, to kill somebody.
[QUOTE=WhyNott;53050242]Why did he swat him then? That is literally the point of swatting, to kill somebody.[/QUOTE] ...no, it's not. The point of swatting is to scare the shit out of someone and cause them distress. Swatting [i]usually[/i] does not result in a death.
I actually think 'three years' may be incorrect. The Glixel report that they cite says: [quote]The maximum sentence for the felony ranges from 31 to 136 months depending on a number of factors including any prior criminal record.[/quote] This guy has criminal history and has served prison time before. I'm presuming that doesn't help him [editline]14th January 2018[/editline] [QUOTE=portalcrazy;53049056]should've hit him with murder[/QUOTE] The risk is that if they charged him with murder, all his lawyers would have to do is convince the jury that he didn't 100% plan for the guy to die, and he could have been found not guilty and walked away. "This is a troubled kid, he regrets what he did but he never intended for physical harm to come to anyone." It would be all about proving [I]intent[/I], which is often a hard standard to meet in court. With these charges, it's going to be basically impossible for him to wriggle out of it because it doesn't matter whether he meant it or not, it's just about what he did. He's fucked.
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