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'Call of Duty' gamer Casey Viner solicited a fatal 'swatting' call. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison

'Call of Duty' gamer Casey Viner solicited a fatal 'swatting' call. He was sentenced to 15 months in prisonCasey Viner, a 19-year-old gamer who planned a hoax 911 call resulting in an innocent Kansas man's death, was sentenced to 15 months in prison Friday.



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Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' caseAn Ohio gamer upset about a $ 1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill, Ohio, also is restricted from gaming activity for two years while he is on supervised release after serving his prison term, U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren said in announcing the sentence. Viner repeatedly gulped and appeared crestfallen as the judge announced his sentencing decision.



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UPDATE 1-Suspected Japan arsonist a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbour says

UPDATE 1-Suspected Japan arsonist a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbour saysThe man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometres from the torched Kyoto Animation studio, where he played video games non-stop and had “terrified” his neighbour just days earlier. Police late on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for 41-year-old Shinji Aoba, suspected of causing Japan’s worst mass killing in two decades on Thursday when he went to the studio in western Japan, poured fuel around the entrance and shouted “Die” as he set the building ablaze, according to public broadcaster NHK. Aoba lived alone on the ground floor of a two-floor apartment building on the outskirts of Omiya, a commuter suburb of Tokyo and some 500 km (310 miles) east of Kyoto.



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David Katz: Jacksonville shooting suspect named as gamer, 24, after two killed at 'Madden' tournament

David Katz: Jacksonville shooting suspect named as gamer, 24, after two killed at 'Madden' tournamentA 24-year-old video gamer is thought to have shot dead two fellow competitors after being knocked out of a tournament in Florida. Police said they believed David Katz, of Baltimore, was in Jacksonville for the Madden NFL 19 event on Sunday and carried out the shooting before he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot. Unconfirmed reports said he had been eliminated from the competition at The Landing shopping centre before the shooting, in which nine other people were injured.



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'Madden' Gamer Hailed Hero After Shielding 2 Younger Gamers During Florida Shooting

'Madden' Gamer Hailed Hero After Shielding 2 Younger Gamers During Florida ShootingHe said he figured the gunman would have to shoot him first.



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David Katz: Police tight-lipped over motive after gamer 'kills two and turns gun on himself' at Florida tournament

David Katz: Police tight-lipped over motive after gamer 'kills two and turns gun on himself' at Florida tournamentSixteen months ago, David Katz was attracting public attention for his video game prowess with a spectacular last-gasp victory during EA Sports’ Madden gaming tournament. The Baltimore native was behind “the most exciting moment” of the 2017 series, according to the game’s publisher, pulling off an “unbelievable pass as time expired to be crowned Buffalo Bills Champion” in the New York tournament in April of that year. “You have to give it up to Bread,” he added, using Mr Katz’s nickname.



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Mother Of Wounded Gamer Describes Son's Terrifying Call Amid Jacksonville Shooting

Mother Of Wounded Gamer Describes Son's Terrifying Call Amid Jacksonville ShootingThe mother of a competitive gamer wounded in Sunday's deadly shooting at a



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