Case 267

Brian Barrett

In the spring of 2005, two 18-year-olds met in an online chat room and immediately hit it off. Jessi went by the username TalHotBlond, while her new friend Tommy called himself MarineSniper. It wasn’t long before the two had fallen in love and gotten engaged…

But less than a year into their relationship, the romance would be destroyed by a shocking revelation that ultimately led to devastating consequences…



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Killer in internet love triangle sentenced to 20 years – The Buffalo News



An IM infatuation turned to romance. Then the truth came out – Wired

Web’s killer love triangle – The Daily Beast

A pretend web romance, then a real life murder – New York Times

Tragic online love triangle built on lies – Daily Mail

Online love triangle leads to murder – Nancy Grace transcript

22-year-old New York man murdered after being drawn into internet love triangle – Associated Press

Online love triangle, deception end in murder – ABC News

Internet love triangle – Daily News

Barrett homicide: Family is still healing – Lockport Journal

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