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No charges to be filed in water-drinking death

April 3, 2007

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— Sacramento County prosecutors will not file any criminal charges against radio staff in the water-intoxication death of a Rancho Cordova, Calif., mother of three, officials announced Monday.

Jennifer Lea Strange, 28, participated in an on-air "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest in the break room of KDND on Jan. 12.

Contestants were challenged to drink as much water as possible without vomiting or urinating, with the hold-out contestant winning a Wii Nintendo gaming console.

Prosecutors noted that Strange participated willingly and could have left at any time. Also, she was not in any danger of a medical emergency that would have been apparent to the "Morning Rave" staff, the statement says.

Strange came in second place and said on air that her head hurt and she felt light-headed. Hours later, Strange's mother found her dead in her home.

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