Gamers Involved In Fatal Wichita ‘Swatting’ Indicted On Federal Charges
Published on May 24, 2018 at 03:00PM
bricko shares a report from Kansas: A federal grand jury has indicted the man accused in Wichita’s fatal swatting as well as the two gamers involved in the video game dispute that prompted the false emergency call. The 29-page indictment was unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. It charges 25-year-old Tyler Barriss, who is facing state court charges including involuntary manslaughter, with false information and hoaxes, cyberstalking, threatening to kill another or damage property by fire, interstate threats, conspiracy and several counts of wire fraud, according to federal court records. One of the gamers — 18-year-old Casey S. Viner of North College Hill, Ohio — is charged with several counts of wire fraud, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. The other gamer — 19-year-old Shane M. Gaskill of Wichita — is charged with several counts of obstruction of justice, wire fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
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