Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Chatroom warning after web death

‘A coroner has called for “insult chatrooms” to be banned after a man took his own life while being watched by others on a web cam.

A verdict of suicide was returned on Kevin Whitrick, 42, of Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, who died in March.

The court heard he was using Paltalk, which urged users to insult each other, when he said he wanted to kill himself.

He hanged himself while some internet users urged him on and others tried to stop him, coroner Michael Gwynne heard.’

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