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Teen Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of Student That Dozens Filmed, Shared On Social Media


Added 09-20-19 12:06:03am EST - “"Kids stood here and didn't help Khaseen. They'd rather video this event," Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick told reporters at a news conference. "They video'd his death instead of helping."” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Teen Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of Student That Dozens Filmed, Shared On Social Media”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Tyler Flach, 18, is accused of fatally stabbing Khaseen Morris in a brawl stemming from a dispute over a girl. Dozens of students looked on as Morris bled out, even filming the violent scene and posting it to social media. Nassau County Police Department hide caption

An 18-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death this week of Khaseen Morris, who died surrounded by a crowd of students taking cell phone video of the attack as he bled out on the ground.

Tyler Flach was charged with second-degree murder and was arraigned in court on Thursday, according to Nassau County police. He pleaded not guilty to killing Morris, a 16-year-old senior at Oceanside High School, during an after-school fight that broke out over a girl. Morris later died in a hospital.

As the boy lay in the parking lot of a strip mall pizzeria in Oceanside, N.Y. — hemorrhaging blood from a stab wound in the chest — police estimate somewhere between 50 and 70 kids stood by and failed to call for help. Many filmed the violent scene, uploading videos to social media sites.

"Kids stood here and didn't help Khaseen. They'd rather video this event," Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick told reporters at a news conference Tuesday. "They video'd his death instead of helping. So anyone who has video, come forward, [and] do the right thing for Khaseen."

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