Casey Viner, an Ohio gamer who fatally “swatted” another player, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for hiring someone to make a prank emergency call to the police that led to the fatal shooting. Viner is also banned from gaming for two years.
Swatting is where the perpetrator makes a false emergency call on someone in the hopes of getting the police or other law enforcement to show up unexpectedly at the victim’s house. Viner, 19, was upset after losing a $1.50 bet in a game of Call of Duty: WW2 and hired someone else to make a prank call to the police.
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