Printer Friendly

Troll locked up for dead girl site post; FACEBOOK.


A FACEBOOK troll who made bogus threats to "kill at least 200" on memorial pages for two dead US girls was jailed for 28 months yesterday.

Reece Elliott, 24, used a fake name to make the sick remarks alongside tributes to car crash victim Caitlin Talley, 17. He also trolled a page for a dead girl of 15.

Judge James Goss QC, told him the offences were driven by "no more than self-indulgent nastiness".

Caitlin's former school in Warren County, Tennessee, went into lockdown and 3,000 pupils took the day off after Elliott wrote: "I'm gonna kill at least 200 before I kill myself. So you want to tell the deputy, I'm on my way."

FBI agents traced the posts to the UK and the dad-of-one, of South Shields, Tyne and Wear, admitted making a threat to kill and sending grossly offensive messages.

Newcastle crown court heard that at 16 the serial offender once tried to rob a bookmakers with an axe.


JAILED J Reece Elliott
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2013 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 10, 2013
Previous Article:18yrs' jail for sidekick in Joss kill plot; SENTENCE.
Next Article:Please quit the booze Uncle Paul, before it kills you; HEARTBREAK PLEA TO GAZZA.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters