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PreMortem: Of course they would still be on the dead woman's phone. I would sue the ass off whoever pressed this charge.
Walker: Can he unfriend her? Or is that a felony?/welcome to crazy world
RedPhoenix122: Walker: Can he unfriend her? Or is that a felony?/welcome to crazy worldYes, but he can't delete any of her Facebook game requests.
wambu: He deleted text messages from his own phone. I could understand this if he deleted them from the dead woman's phone.
yukichigai: wambu: He deleted text messages from his own phone. I could understand this if he deleted them from the dead woman's phone.PreMortem: Of course they would still be on the dead woman's phone. I would sue the ass off whoever pressed this charge.These.Unless he's trying to claim something like "those text messages were planted! See, they don't appear on MY phone" it's a load of crap. Cops would have had to get a subpoena to check his phone anyway, whereas the text messages on the dead woman's phone would be available to them as a standard part of the investigation in the first place. Hell, how did they even know he deleted the messages, unless A) they saw him do it, or B) they ALREADY saw the text messages on the woman's phone.The only way this charge is justified, aside from the above, is if there was some bizarre situation where the text message content was unrecoverable on the woman's phone. Even then, you'd have to prove he knew he was destroying evidence that the cops didn't already have.On a side note, if someone I knew died under horrible circumstances I might be inclined to delete the messages I set to her, simply because looking at your last conversation with a dead person can feel kind of morbid.
CasperImproved: I'm curious as to why ANYONE should have an opinion here when we don't have all the facts, and article did not indicate that the person who did it was not a principle for the murder. Or at least a person of interest.For the negative postings here... if the victim was a family member, and this person was a person of interest, would you have such an issue with him being in his current situation? Deleting phone history as soon as you are aware the dead person is dead, is suspect.
InternetSecurityGuard: Maybey he just had an icky feeling because he found out he had necro-texted.
yukichigai: There virtually no way wiping those texts actually hindered the police investigation, nor is there any reason to think he thought it would.
CasperImproved: Did I mention we don't have all the facts? Casper the friendly ghost was also interested in justice...I am okay with the person of interest in a murder having the short term of his life scrutinized. If I had someone close to me die, I would be okay with close scrutiny by the investigators (even family members). I'd want the responsible party caught. My phone log history be damned.I'd want the truth even if it hurts.
BronyMedic: yukichigai: There virtually no way wiping those texts actually hindered the police investigation, nor is there any reason to think he thought it would.Depending on the State, it can be considered as such. Police departments have to go through judicial warrants to get text messaging laws from cell phone carriers. In some states, they can go through a person's phone and get the information without a warrant, or even permission from that person.