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theguardian - 27 days ago

Man pleads guilty to ‘swatting’ hoax that led police to fatally shoot Kansas man

The deal with prosecutors will send Tyler Barriss to prison for at least 20 years, if the judge accepts it A California man has pleaded guilty to making a hoax call that ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game.Tyler R Barriss , 26, admitted to making the false report resulting in a death, as well as cyberstalking and conspiracy related to the deadly swatting calls in Kansas. The deal with prosecutors will send him to prison for at least 20 years, if the judge accepts it. He had previously pleaded not guilty in Kansas. Continue reading...

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