Recently, I posted an article on the Kim Kardashian fiasco entitled “Defamati0n By Twitter?” Now, an even more provocative legal development is preparing to cast more attention on the micro-blogging giant – murder by Twitter.
According to an article just released on Mashable.com, and citing the New York Daily News, police are investigating what is believed to be the first case where an argument on Twitter resulted in homicide. James Blake, 22, is accused of fatally shooting Kwame Dancy, also 22, in a shotgun blast to the neck – he pleaded not guilty this Wednesday.
New York Police have indicated that the tweets between the two men may be subpoenaed to bolster the theory that there was bad blood between the two old pals. However, it is not yet clear to what extent the tweets will be used as evidence. If they are used, it is believed that this will be the first time that tweets are offered as evidence in a criminal proceeding.