Couple fakes homicide scene, claims it was joke

SANDUSKY, Ohio -- An Ohio couple is facing charges after police say they staged a fake murder scene and sent it to relatives on Facebook.

In messages obtained by WEWS, Nataleigh Schlette, 25, and Micah Risner, 29, who both said the incident was "joke" and a "hoax."

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The two used Facebook to send a photo of a woman covered in what appeared to be blood, with a knife nearby. A message read "Please help me! I really didn't mean to. I don't remember. We was arguing and I woke up to this."

Relatives called 911.

When officers arrived, the couple said it was all a joke.

They're now facing charges of inciting panic.

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