Louis William Conradt Jr., of Terrell, Texas, was talking explicitly to what he believed was a 13 year boy online. He was part of a Perverted Justice/Dateline NBC: To Catch a Predator sting. When NBC cameras and police showed up at his door to confront him with his crime...he shot himself. Now, IMO if the story ended there it would be good news. One less sicko preying on our children.
But, of course the story doesn't end there. His sister is suing NBC for $105 MILLION dollars.
"...She said her brother was unable to defend himself when police, NBC employees and associates swarmed his yard, creating a relationship between NBC and her brother similar to the relationship a prison guard has with an inmate.
"The suicide was reasonably foreseeable," her lawsuit said. "At this time, the defendant wore the robe of a state official and Bill wore the shackles of a detainee. Having trespassed and invaded upon Bill's property to broadcast a spectacle to millions, the defendant took no more steps toward protecting him than are received by a gladiator or bull." (source)
She never says he wasn't having a sexual relationship with what he thought was a 13 year old boy online...
Would she rather her brother be alive and in prison for pedophilia, or alive and preying on other young boys...or is she just looking to get paid...?
And in other Frivolous Lawsuit News: A woman is suing NYC for the steam pipe eruption last week. She says it brought back memories of 9/11. Maybe she needs to sue al Qaeda...