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No Charges Filed In The Hold Your Wee For A Wii Case

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?

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Neural Neural 10 years
Even without criminal charges, can't they still have a civil lawsuit?
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 10 years
I agree with Elynette here. I don't think that all the people at the radio station should have been fired, but instead the person who was behind it all. And yes, if they had possibly emphasized the fact that there is water poisining out there and what the possibly health risks include, maybe it wouldn't have gotten to that point. However, a grown woman should know what she was getting into...she could have done a little research before she agreed to join the competition. It's a pity, really.
elynette elynette 10 years
It's true that she was an adult and made her own decisions, but in all fairness, how many people out there actually know about water poisoning? Its not like its a commonly known fact. In school it was barely focused on in Physiology class. So much focus is put on the fact that many of us don't drink enough water and the water bottle has become the latest fashion accessory. I believe that she went into this competition not really knowing how serious water poisoning could really be. As for the radio station, their waiver should have empasized and explained more the possible health risks associated with consuming that much water. IMO any competition that could pose a serious risk to the participants the consequences should be explained to them in plain simplified English. It may be insulting to some degree, but at least there would be no doubt as to whether or not someone understood the potential risks. You can't put full blame on either one. Just partial on both ends. As for the firing of the 10 people, I think the station was doing that to save face. With any competition idea they have to get it approved, the person who approved it should have been the first person to go. They should have done their research and not just assume that because its water its not going to hurt anyone.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
They should stop having disgusting contests like this. People can think of some other way to give out Wii's...
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