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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:36 PM

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in Wichita 'swatting' case

Source: Associated Press

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in ‘swatting’ case

By ROXANA HEGEMAN
September 13, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police.

Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill, Ohio, also is restricted from gaming activity for two years while he is on supervised release after serving his prison term, U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren said in announcing the sentence.

Viner repeatedly gulped and appeared crestfallen as the judge announced his sentencing decision. He glanced into the courtroom gallery where his parents were seated. His tearful mother got up and left the courtroom. His father, an Ohio law enforcement officer, put his head into his hands.

Viner pleaded guilty in April to felony charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in the hope that he would not be sentenced to prison. Viner admitted trying to hide his involvement in the 2017 incident when he realized the antic had gotten someone killed.

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 11:44 PM

1. The little shit got off way too easy...nt

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Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:20 AM

2. He deserves way more time !

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