• Swatter behind deadly 'Call of Duty' hoax pleads guilty to 51 charges

    27 days ago - By Engadget

    Tyler Barriss is poised to face a stiff punishment for the game-related swatting call that ultimately killed Wichita resident Andrew Finch, not to mention a host of other crimes. Barriss has pleaded guilty to 51 charges as part of a deal, including...
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  • Man pleads guilty to ‘swatting' hoax that led police to fatally shoot Kansas man

    27 days ago - By The Guardian

    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...
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