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Man who made deadly Wichita 'swatting' call seeks 20-year sentence

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Published: Feb. 25, 2019 at 11:47 AM CST
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A California man is asking the judge for a 20-year prison sentence for making

Twenty-six-year-old Tyler R. Barriss faces sentencing in federal court in Wichita for making the false report resulting in a death. That sentencing was initially scheduled for Friday, but was delayed.

His attorney argued in a motion Barriss never intended for anyone to get hurt and his conduct was an outgrowth of the culture within the gaming community.

Barriss pleaded guilty in November to 51 charges related to fake calls and threats across the country. He seeks the shortest term allowed in that plea deal calling for 20 to 25 years in prison.

He still faces a state trial for involuntary manslaughter and other charges.

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