Serial swatter who led to Kansas man’s death sentenced to 20 years in prison

A person who falsely called a person who led to the death of a Kansas man was sentenced to 20 years in prison today, according to reports Associated Press .

At the end of 2017, Tyler Barriss phoned in a fake emergency call on behalf of an angry player for a Call of Duty . However, the information that Barriss used on the call was outdated, and when the police arrived at the house, they shot a man who was not involved in the disagreement. The players had been arguing about a $ 1.50 bet.

Later, the authorities related Barriss to other "coup" incidents, including one made during the Federal Communications Commission's vote to repeal the net neutrality rules. Barriss, 26, pleaded guilty last year to 51 counts.

The officers involved in the shooting in Kansas were not charged, although the victim's family sued the city of Wichita. According to the Associated Press the victim and the man who recruited Barriss also face charges, including the conspiracy to obstruct justice. In the Barriss case, the defense had requested a 25-year sentence, while the defense team requested 20 years.

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