Twitter leads to murder?

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twitter-bird.jpgAn argument over Twitter may have lead to murder, the NY Daily News is reporting.

New York Police are accusing Jameg Blake, 22, of fatally wounding Kwame Dancy, also 22, on December 1st last year from a shotgun blast to the neck. Blake has pleaded not guilty.

Police are looking into subpoenaing Tweets sent by the pair prior to the incident, the first time such messages have been used as evidence in court.

Though the Harlem pair were once pals, the NY Daily news is reporting that Twitter proves their strained relationship:

“Hours before the shooting, Dancy may have taunted Blake with a tweet: “N—s is lookin for u don’t think I won’t give up ya address for a price betta chill asap!” … Blake’s Twitter account is also full of online disses, though only one tweet mentions Dancy by name: “R.I.P. Kwame” on Dec.3.”

The victims mother Madeline Smith is also quoted, expressing her shock at the futility of the bad blood: “That’s not a reason to shoot somebody, that’s crazy. I don’t know what’s going on with that Twitter thing.”

Gerald Lynch