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An “anonymous good Samaritan” has donated $500,000 to the family of jailed League of Legends player Justin Carter in order to help them post bail, reports MSNBC.

Carter, who was arrested for a Facebook comment in which he said he would “shoot up a kindergarten,” has been in jail for almost four months.

Oh yeah, I’m real messed up in the head,” the 19-year-old Carter reportedly wrote after a match of League of Legends. “I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts.”

According to Carter’s father, those remarks were followed up by “lol” and “jk.”

Carter’s hearing is set for July 16. If convicted of the third-degree felony of making terrorist threats, he could be jailed for up to a decade.

http://kotaku.com/anonymous-person-posts-500k-bail-for-jailed-league-of-747529192?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow

This is turning into an amazing story.  Whoever this person is who put up half a million in bail money may have just saved Justin Carter’s life.  He was on suicide watch and had been beaten up by other inmates repeatedly.  I hope Justin can get the legal counsel and any psychological counseling help he needs to get through this.

The mother of the jailed League Of Legends player, Justin Carter, has started a petition for her son with over 100,000 signatures so far.  She’s getting a +1 from me.

http://www.change.org/petitions/release-my-son-justin-carter-in-jail-for-a-facebook-comment

From Kotaku:

According to the parents of the 19-year-old facing eight years of prison for making threatening Facebook comments, jail has been a horrible experience for Justin Carter. Maybe that sounds like a no-brainer, but reading the specifics of what Justin Carter is undergoing while jailed is kind of shocking.

Yesterday, we learned that Carter is on suicide watch in solitary confinement. But there’s more to it according to NPR. Carter seems to be “suffering quite a bit of abuse” according to Carter’s parents.

“Without getting into the really nasty details, he’s had concussions, black eyes, moved four times from base for his own protection…he’s been put in solitary confinement, nude, for days on end because he’s depressed. All of this is extremely traumatic to this kid. This is a horrible experience,” Carter’s father, Jack, told NPR.

If you read the rest of this article, this sounds like complete overkill on the part of the authorities.  You have people every day who drive intoxicated who don’t get this much jail time, which is absurd.  And it sounds like this kid could have serious psychological damage when this is all said and done.  This is a sad story.