Radio station cleared in fatal competition

Prosecutors in the US will not be pressing charges against a radio station which ran a competition in which a young mother died from water intoxication.

Prosecutors in the US will not be pressing charges against a radio station which ran a competition in which a young mother died from water intoxication.

Jennifer Strange was found dead in her home on January 12th after drinking an inordinate amount of water in the competition ‘Hold Your Wee for Wii’ which was organised by Californian station KDND 107.9. Contestants drank water over a period of time and had to refrain from taking toilet breaks.

In a statement issued yesterday the Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully said that Strange was a willing participant who could have quit at any time and that no charges would be brought against the radio station.