Remember earlier this year when Jennifer Lea Strange died of water intoxication after participating in KDND FM's water drinking contest to win a Nintendo Wii? The radio station ended up firing ten people after the incident including three DJs, two other on-air personalities and five other employees who worked on the 'Morning Rave' radio show.
KCRA in Sacramento has just reported that no charges will be filed in the death of Jennifer Strange.
"The facts and circumstances of this ill-fated event do not support the filing of criminal charges against the radio station or any of its employees," the district attorney's office said in a statement."
Because Jennifer was an adult who voluntarily participated in this contest, the DA's office believes that she knew what she was getting herself into when she entered the contest and could have stopped at anytime. I don't know about you guys, but the idea of winning a Wii can be pretty overwhelming and considering the number of recent deaths due to water poisoning the radio station should not have organized such an irresponsible contest. Clearly, when it comes to freebies, there is no end to what people will do. What are your thoughts?