Original Publication Date: 21 July 2011
The Insect Intelligencer has confirmed that reporter, ZeeZee Legy, has been held for questioning outside The Park in connection with the death of a Human late last night. The dead Human, whose name has not yet been released by law enforcement, was one of two who suffered injuries last week. The other was released from hospital three days ago.
In a statement released early this morning, The Intelligencer’s editor-in-chief, Fannia di Volo, expressed her deepest sympathies for the family of the fallen Human and pledged the paper’s “full cooperation” in any investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.
Reports claim that the two Humans fell ill suddenly outside their homes and were rushed to hospital. Witnesses at the scene told police that five of the Intelligencer’s reporters were “hovering around” at the time and that at least two of them “had their probosces resting” on the Humans’ arms.
The five reporters fled the scene but were arrested inside The Park within hours of their return. Only Legy remained outside The Park, where it was reported he had been visiting family while on vacation from the newspaper.
Legy, along with the other five reporters, work exclusively on the Intelligencer’s daily Fly on the Wall feature. After the arrest of the five reporters, the newspaper’s publishers made the decision to cease publication temporarily. The reporters were to have been formally charged on July 18, but a backlog in The Park’s court system has caused a delay in the matter.