The 20-year-old Tanner Watkins and his 18-year-old girlfriend Caleb Ramsey could not stand the “laughing emoji” that a follower attached to their Facebook account, and they simply killed him.
According to what was reported by the media, including the “Dexerto” website, the problem arose due to a conversation that took place on social media that eventually led to a direct confrontation and fatal shooting in Sikeston, Missouri (United States), which resulted in the death of an 18-year-old and the injury of a young woman. 18-year-old seriously injured.
Screenshots circulated by the media circulating around the Internet show that the murderer, Watkins, had posted a personal photo of himself with his girlfriend on Facebook, to show a laughing face emoji among the comments, which provoked the young man severely, so he opened an argument about it with the person who used it.
“What’s so funny?” Watkins wrote on the page of the second young man, getting into an argument with the victim who, according to the media report, did not defend himself, but rather accepted the killer’s invitation to fight at an agreed-upon location.
According to reports, Watkins met the victim in a park with the intention of settling the case between them by fight on Tuesday, April 25. However, it was a gunfight and not an ordinary fight, although several calls were made to alert the police about the shooting which ultimately resulted in the death of an 18-year-old and the serious injury of an 18-year-old.
The identities of the victims have not yet been revealed by the authorities but both victims were reported to be from Sixt One.
Watkins and Ramsey were each charged with first-degree murder, three counts of first-degree assault, and four counts of “unlawful use of a weapon and an armed criminal act.”