An "internet troll" who posted obscene messages on Facebook sites set up in memory of dead people has been jailed.
Colm Coss, of Ardwick, Manchester, posted on a memorial page for Big Brother star Jade Goody and a tribute site to John Paul Massey, a Liverpool boy mauled to death by a dog.
The 36-year-old "preyed on bereaved families" for his "own pleasure", Manchester Magistrates Court heard.
He was jailed for 18 weeks for sending "malicious communications".
The posts included comments claiming he had had sex with the victims' dead bodies, the court heard.
:lulz: Would have loved to see the look on his face when the police came knocking on his door. They really should check his mental health, though.
I know a few people who do that. There is no helping them, so getting your mental health checked wouldn't do any good.
However, that is quite funny.
talk about trolls this guy sounds like an uber-troll, nay, past that, uber-douche
No-Life Overwatch Player
14th August 2008
Reminds me of the Jennifer Petkov 'incident'. How typical. :rolleyes:
Formerly known as Graeme and Arld.
Perhaps a significant moment in troll history?
Trolls trolling trolls while trolling trolls trolling themselves in the name of trolls. But I digress.
you startled me there, I thought it's about me
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
Kind of surprised me when other trolls such as the neighbors of the dying seven year old or the Phelps family are allowed to harass others with impunity. Granted this man wasn't an American, but he doesn't seem all that more malicious.
I lol'ed. Not at what the guy was doing, but that he actually got arrested for it.
This is brilliant! I can't wait for when VB & Filefront's CMS include a box marked "report to police" when deleting comments.