Radio station in the clear after contest-related death

Alisha Karabinus
A. Karabinus|04.03.07

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Radio station in the clear after contest-related death
Remember the 'Hold your Wee for a Wii' contest that ended with one young mother tragically dead? The Sacramento radio station has been cleared of any possible criminal charges in the case. District Attorney Jan Scully indicated that the late Mrs. Strange, 28, participated voluntarily, knew what she was getting into, and showed no signs of serious medical problems before she left.

The radio station fired ten people in the aftermath of the highly publicized death, and the family's wrongful death suit, filed in January against parent company Entercom, is still pending. Their attorney, Roger Dryer, stated that he was unsurprised to see no criminal charges. "We do not believe the conduct of the individuals rose to criminal intent. It is consistent with our viewpoint from the beginning that the decision maker responsible was the management of Entercom."
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