Name: Carl Gregory.
Died: October 4, 2016.
Age at death: 20.
Cause of death: Murder (Beaten, strangled).
Location: Broadstairs, England, UK.
His family describes Carl Gregory as a very typical 20-year-old who loved gaming, modern technology, and Pokémon Go. He had a girlfriend named Chloe, with whom he’d broken up; but they had remained friends. Carl liked turtles and even had a backpack in the shape of a turtle. He was a Marlowe Academy graduate who worked as an online personal shopper for Sainsbury’s.
Carl may have been playing Pokémon Go when he was out in a supermarket parking lot. Two men, acquaintances of his, attacked and killed him by beating and strangling him. Initially called “the first Pokémon Go murder” and widely covered, Carl’s death fell out of the media spotlight when Chloe and his family explained that the mobile game had nothing to do with the murder. Apparently, Carl had shared a tasteless meme on Facebook, and the bullies decided that this was grounds for murder.
The prosecutor in the case has stated that he believes there were “elements of vulnerability” involved in the murder because of Carl’s Asperger syndrome.
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