Casey Viner, a 19-year-old suspect of a deadly joke with the 911 emergency number in the United States, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. The main suspect in the case was sentenced to 20 years in prison in March.
The case revolves around the so-called swatting , where someone calls the American police and makes a false report. The incident in December 2017 in the US state of Kansas led to the death of an innocent 28-year-old man.
The 26-year-old prime suspect Tyler Barris admitted having previously made the false report. He was prompted to do so by Viner, who had passed on the innocent man's address to Barris. Viner thought that this was the address of Shane Gaskill, with whom he was engaged in a fight online.
Viner asked Barris to send the police to the alleged address of Gaskill. That happened after a fight in the online shooting game Call of Duty: WWII . However, it appeared that Gaskill no longer lived at the relevant address. When the resident opened the door and made an unexpected move, he was shot by a police officer. He then died in the hospital.
Gaskill also has to appear in court. He is suspected of, among other things, forgery of documents. He can receive a prison sentence of up to twenty years for this criminal offense.