Man Sentenced to 15 Months and Banned from Gaming After Fatal Swatting Incident

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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Source: IGN

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