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A Russian streamer whose girlfriend died after being locked in the cold during his live broadcast has been sentenced to 6 years in prison, according to reports.

Valentina “Valya” Grigoryeva is believed to have died after Stas Reeflay left her outside in her underwear in freezing weather. Screenshot / YouTube

  • Stanislav Reshetnyak was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six years in Russian prison.

  • The Russian streamer left his girlfriend outside until she succumbed to hypothermia.

  • Content creators participate in dangerous stunts known as “waste streams”.

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Stanislav Reshetnyak, a Russian streamer who goes through Stas Reeflay online, was sentenced to six years in prison after appearing to force his girlfriend outside in the cold, where she died of hypothermia, The Moscow Times reported .

In the livestream of the December 2020 incident, which Insider obtained footage of, Reshetnyak’s girlfriend, Valentina Grigoryeva, was only wearing underwear when she was apparently forced onto the balcony. He later appeared to realize that she was not breathing and called doctors, who told him she was dead.

“My bunny, what’s happening to you?” Reshetnyak said while continuing to broadcast, after bringing Grigoryeva back inside, The Sun reported. “Guys… No pulse… She’s pale. She’s not breathing.” After the stream, an “urgent investigation” began, according to The Mirror, and Reshetnyak was taken into custody.

According to the Moscow Times, the 30-year-old was found guilty of manslaughter on Tuesday by the court in the city of Ramensky, in the Moscow region. According to TASS, a state-owned media network in Russia, Reshetnyak will be sent to a “maximum security penal colony”.

Although the creator was broadcasting on a different platform at the time, he was present on YouTube, where clips of the graphic stream continued to circulate. A YouTube spokesperson told Insider in December: “We are shocked to learn of this tragic incident” and that “this type of graphic content is not acceptable on YouTube.”

Reshetnyak has participated in the trend of “trash streaming”, sometimes called “thrash streaming”, which has become extremely popular online in Russia. According to The Sun, the “depraved nature of the stunts” allows streamers to earn money through donations and through interaction with the viewer.

In March, a live YouTube broadcast showed that a woman was “drugged” and “sexually assaulted” in her home in Russia, The Sun and Russian media reported. A 60-year-old man in Russia died in February after drinking 1.5 liters of vodka during a stream, according to Russian outlets previously cited by Insider. These currents led Russian lawmakers to tackle the trend.

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