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Cross posted from Stop Cyber Abuse

On January 3, 2018, I predicted that if Kansas has felony murder law, that Tyler Barriss would be charged for the death of Andrew Finch.

I’ve been following and posting about this case. It is another demonstration for how cyber abuse crosses the line of the internet into the personal and private lives of victims, causing harm emotionally, physically and in this case, resulting in death.

Tyler Barriss made a call reporting that he killed his father, was holding his mom and little brother hostage, had poured gasoline throughout the house and was planning to set it on fire.  He gave 911 dispatch an address.  It was not his address.  Barriss was making a swatting call.  Andrew Finch, the man at the address, heard noise outside the house and opened his front door.  He was shot dead by a Wichita police officer.

Barriss, who…

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10 thoughts on “Accused Swatter Tyler Barriss Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

  1. This is shocking. Perhaps the police should not be so quick to shoot someone without being sure of the facts. Good though Barriss will be prosecuted, the only downside is the likely sentence is not long enough.

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