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Your actions on social media site can have deadly consequences. A man (Scott Humphrey) in England caught a four year sentence after killing a friend  (Richard Rovetto) who poked his girlfriend on Facebook.

Reports the Mirror:

A man who killed his pal after finding out he ‘poked’ his girlfriend on Facebook, has been jailed for four years.

Scott Humphrey repeatedly punched Richard Rovetto during a row in a cab on the way back from a stag do.

Nottingham Crown Court heard that Humphrey, 27, angrily asked Mr Rovet “If you’re such a good friend why did you poke my missus?”

Sending someone a virtual ‘poke’ on Facebook is often seen as a way of flirting with them.

Prosecutor Gareth Gimson told the hearing the argument came to a head as the taxi stopped in Top Valley, Nottingham.

He said Humphrey struck 29-year-old Mr Rovetto, causing him to bleed from the nose – then delivered the fatal blow, knocking his friend to floor and causing him to bang his head on the pavement.

Humphrey was remorseful but was still sentence to four years and four months in jail.

A “stag do” is a bachelor party.


Photo: Nottinghamshire Police