Man accused in deadly swatting plans to plead guilty to new federal charges

Published: Oct. 25, 2018 at 9:47 PM CDT
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Tyler Barriss, the man accused in the Dec. 2017 swatting call that led to an officer-involved shooting and the death of Andrew Finch, plans to plead guilty to 46 new federal charges, federal court documents show.

The documents show federal prosecutors filed the charges against Barriss Wednesday in California. The 46-count federal indictment shows Barriss is accused of making threats toward police departments and public buildings in several states across the U.S. The charges cover a time frame from Sept. 2014 to Dec. 2017.

Barriss plans to plead guilty and in doing so, waive his right to a trail, one document shows.

The new charges against Barriss include conveying false information regarding the use of an explosive device, conspiring to commit bank fraud and aiding and abetting.

The indictment lists several aliases and handles Barriss used on social media.

In connection with the Wichita case and the death of Finch, Barriss faces additional state and federal charges outside of what was covered Wednesday.

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