Ga. Man Appeals Conviction in Serial Killer Hoax

Monday, 21 Mar 2011 04:52 PM

 

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ATLANTA (AP) — A man sentenced to prison for a provocative online video that authorities say disrupted investigations into the disappearances of two women is asking the Georgia Supreme Court to overturn his conviction.

Andrew Scott Haley was charged in 2009 with posting a video on YouTube under the moniker "catchmekiller." In the video, he claimed to have killed 16 people and suggested he had information about two still unsolved crimes in Florida and Georgia.

Georgia prosecutors charged him under a statute that criminalizes people who knowingly and willfully make a false statement that can disrupt state investigations.

His lawyers say what he did may have been in poor taste, but that his free speech rights were violated.

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