Feds Use Urban Dictionary to Press 'Murk' Charges

Facebook poster accused of making threat online
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2011 11:13 AM CDT

(Newser) – An Indiana man who threatened to "murk' the manager of a gun shop is in hot water thanks to UrbanDictionary.com. After the 27-year-old posted the threat on Facebook, ATF agents consulted the online slang guide and found that it means to beat someone to death, reports the Smoking Gun. They charged Justin Kemble with sending a death threat online, a case backed up by paper printouts from the dictionary site. He's been jailed in advance of a hearing next week. (Read more Urban Dictionary stories.)

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