Man Convicted Of Manslaughter Over Wasp Sting

posted by Mike Salois - 

If you're ever in Switzerland, don't try to remove a wasps' nest by yourself. Seriously. As it turns out, a man who was trying to help a friend out by removing a nest has now been convicted of manslaughter!

The unnamed man was in the process of getting rid of the nest when he agitated the wasps. The insects then stung a neighboring couple. The woman suffered stings on her head and arm and recovered, but her husband had an allergic reaction and eventually died from his injuries. 

The court claims the helpful friend should have taken precautions considering it's widely known how dangerous a wasp's sting could be. The defendant argued he didn't expect anyone to be outside because it was cold out at the time plus there were no legal requirements to be fulfilled before the removal of a wasps' nest. Ultimately, the court ruled the man was actin recklessly and the death could have been prevented.

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