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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:42 PM

1. Why would regular folk bother, though? The whole idea was to get the joke on the air.

And there was no INTENTION to commit manslaughter, and the prosecution knows that. Further, they'd have as much chance of getting those two in a British courtroom as I would becoming an astronaut. The key here is INTENT:

He added: "Having carefully reviewed the evidence currently available we have concluded that there is no evidence to support a charge of manslaughter and that although there is some evidence to warrant further investigation of offences under the Data Protection Act 1998, the Malicious Communications Act 1988 and the Communications Act 2003, no further investigation is required because any potential prosecution would not be in the public interest."

Among the issues taken into consideration, the CPS said, was the fact that it would not possible to extradite the radio presenters from Australia in respect of the potential communication offences.

"However misguided," McHaffie added, "the telephone call was intended as a harmless prank. The consequences in this case were very sad. We send our sincere condolences to Jacintha Saldanha's family."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/01/australia-radio-djs-hospital-hoax-call

They should have said "would not BE possible..." but no one proofreads anymore!

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