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Sentencing delayed for suspect in deadly Kansas hoax call

January 22, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed sentencing for a California man who admitted making a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over a $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Tuesday delayed until March 1 sentencing for Tyler R. Barriss .

The government and defense had jointly requested more time to review objections to a presentence investigation report. The hearing had been scheduled for Jan. 30.

Barriss has pleaded guilty to 51 federal charges, including making a false report resulting in a death, cyberstalking and conspiracy related to the deadly swatting case in Kansas. The plea deal is expected to send him to prison for at least 20 years.

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