A 15 year-old British girl faces jail time after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting in the "happy slap" manslaughter of a West Yorkshire man.
The teen videotaped the incident on her cell phone.
According to Wikipedia, "Happy slapping is a fad in which an unsuspecting victim is attacked while an accomplice records the assault (commonly with a camera phone or a smartphone)."
Grahame Stowe, a criminal lawyer with Grahame Stowe Bateson, a law firm in Yorkshire, said: “More than ever before young people are turning to extreme violence, in some cases for no reason other than entertainment.
... He added: “The principle that videoing a criminal offence taking place can be considered aided and abetting could have some serious ramifications.”
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto