Manslaughter charge turns to murder after prosecutors examine suspect’s tweets

Manslaughter charge turns to murder after prosecutors examine suspect’s tweets

A series of tweets have helped upgrade a California resident’s vehicular manslaughter charge into a charge of murder because of their morbid tone. The  Oakland Tribune reports that 18-year-old Cody Hill received the initial charge late last month for allegedly hitting and killing a bicyclist with a speeding car. But prosecutors have now managed to elevate the charge partially because he had allegedly invited his followers to “come on a death ride with me,” tweeted that he’d driven 140 miles per hour on an interstate highway, and retweeted the phrase “drive fast live young” (which appears to be  lyrics from a recent Tyga song ) — though the remarks may not have coincided with the incident in question. Continue reading…

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