Facebook Argument Leads to Stabbing
A war of words that took place on Facebook quickly turned violent when police say one teenager stabbed his foe with a 12-inch carving knife. INSIDE EDITION reports.
Michael Jason Wilson faces 15 years in prison, if convicted, for what's being called a case of Facebook rage. Cops in Laguna Beach, California, say he stabbed three boys in a feud that started on their Facebook pages.
In one Facebook entry, Wilson tells his rival: "what ever home boy, you just better let your 'homies' know they better watch their back."
The rival responded: "Calll me so we can finsish this. U started it now end it by calling me."
Cops say Wilson taunted and bullied his Facebook friend to come and settle their feud. The boy showed up with two of his friends, and that's when cops say Wilson pulled out a 12-inch carving knife, stabbed one boy in the stomach and injured his two friends.
17-year-old Nicholas la Barbera was badly injured when he went to the aid of his friend who was stabbed in the stomach. His tendons were slashed as he tried to disarm the attacker.
Incredibly, Nicholas was suspended from school in the wake of the attack on his friend.
"Do you look at Facebook differently now as a result of this?" asks INSIDE EDITION's Jim Moret.
"Yeah I definitely do," says Nicholas. "Because, you know, kids say things all the time but I didn't think it would get to the extent where words would become weapons."
As for the suspect...the 16-year-old suspect pled not guilty and is free on $65,000 bail. He is scheduled for arraignment on April 28.
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