Manslaughter charge turns to murder after prosecutors examine suspect’s tweets

A series of tweets have helped upgrade a California resident’s manslaughter charge into a charge of murder because of their morbid tone. The Oakland Tribune reports that 18-year-old Cody Hill received the initial charge late last month for allegedly hitting and killing a bicyclist with a speeding car. But prosecutors have now managed to elevate the charge partially because he allegedly invited his followers to “come on a death ride with me” and retweeted the phrase “drive fast live young” (which appears to be lyrics from a recent Tyga song).

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