"Fake Killer" Conviction Set to be Overturned

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned part of the conviction of a man prosecuted for posting a video under the online name "catchmekiller" in which he falsely claimed that he killed 16 people.

The court's ruling Friday threw out 28-year-old Andrew Scott Haley's conviction for tampering with evidence, saying prosecutors failed to prove he intended to obstruct the investigation of real crimes referenced in his video.

However, the court upheld Haley's conviction for making false statements in the 2009 YouTube video.

Haley's lawyer had argued his rights to free speech were violated because he never lied directly to police.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation spent hundreds of hours tracking down "catchmekiller" before finding Haley in Gainesville, Ga.

Authorities concluded he had nothing to do with any killings.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Brenda Location: Caryville on Jul 11, 2011 at 09:40 AM
    Give him a fake death sentence. Lock him up and throw away the key. And when he ask about, when is he getting out, say we are faking that you are a big time killer and you have to play along because isn't this what you were wanting.We have already posted about this in fake newspapers and fake people are proud that you are behind bars. You don't want fake people to know you are only a faker, do you ?.
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