Wednesday, October 5, 2011
STUPID PARTY GAME MURDER: 'GO AHEAD, HIT ME!'
THE VIDEO shows a man raising his arms, raising his hands and yelling: "Get this shit on YouTube!" The crowd forms and at its center is the yeller, aspiring rapper John Powell and Tiffany Startz. He leans forward, hand behind his back and she slugs him in the face, he staggers. A guest says: "Give him $5." He recovers, she smiles. Then Powell collapsed to the ground and died and Startz, 22, is on trial in Chicago for reckless conduct and battery. The owner of the house had offered $5 for anyone who would take a swat from Startz at a memorial party last September. Powell, 24, took the offer and the poor luck to die. Startz later told cops: "I punched him and he just kind of stepped back and said, ‘Wow, nice job.’" MORE IN THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES