Man dies of a heart attack after minors swatted him over his rare Twitter handle - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27900825 - July 2021 (558 comments)
I can't speak to the legal situation, but from a layman perspective, murder or at least harassment with the intent to inflict bodily harm seem more appropriate.
In 2020 swatting someone in the USA must be seen as equivalent to hiring an armed gang of street thugs. (From the victims/attackers perspective at least. The SWAT team acted appropriately given what they knew).
The attacker did it out of greed and willingly accepted a potential deadly outcome.
> The goal was to obtain the usernames and then sell them to others for a profit
Hardly a troll, more like a professional harasser
Sadly, it appears the judge’s hands were tied.
Pretty sure one of the CA gubernatorial contenders outright ran over somebody in their car, killing them, and never saw a day in a cell. Money means just about everything w/regards to crime in the U.S.