Joseph Tremolo was found guilty today of murdering classmate and friend Kevin Lynch. The case has made legal history, being the first to be entirely conducted using popular social networking site, Facebook.
Police were alerted to the possibility of Tremolo being a suspect after reading his status as being set to "Hating Lynch".
Further investigation revealed that hours before the murder was committed, Tremolo had 'unfriended' Lynch, and added the status that led eventually to his capture. Conventional police work failed to lead the police to any kind of motive as the two teenagers appeared to be good friends at school. Instead they turned to the unconventional and checked through the Facebook accounts of the victim and suspect.
Eventually they uncovered that Tremolo had recently split with his girlfriend of three weeks, and changed his status from "In a relationship" back to "Single".
Lynch had clicked on this and said "I Like This", followed up with tagging the back of a horse with the girlfriend's name.
Detective Inspector Phil Inns had some sage advice: "We would advise other teenagers not to appear happy at each other's misfortune."
Ironically, the split between Tremolo and his girlfriend had been a misunderstanding, and she had wanted to get back together with him.