Australian DJs Apologize in Wake of Nurse's Suicide

The two behind the Kate Middleton hospital prank ask forgiveness and understanding.
2:11 | 12/10/12

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Tonight, we're learning more about the australian deejays who have given a tearful apology for pretending to be royals. The prank call that prompted a tragedy. Abc news has confirmed that their show has been canceled, but it turns out their station has drawn fire before, for pranks that pushed the boundaries. Abc's cecilia vega on the news tonight. I wanted to just reach out to them and just give them a big hug and say sorry. Reporter: The australian deejays behind that prank heard around the world have come out of hiding and want forgiveness. And understanding. I don't think anyone could have expected or foreseen what was going to happen. Hello, good morning, king edward vii hospital? Oh hello there, may I speak to kate please, my granddaughter? Oh, yes, just hold on, ma'am. Thank you. Reporter: Now, following the apparent suicide of that pranked nurse, ja sin that sal dan that, they are facing backlash. There's likely there's going to be a finding that they violated a state law about using a recording device. But it is very unlikely that they will be held criminally responsible for her death. Reporter: Here in australia, scotland yard has already contted the police over the royal hoax. Those deejays could face questiing. But they're already on trial in the court of public opinion. The thought that we may have played apart in this -- gut wrenching. Reporter: Their station has come under fire before. Once, for convincing a woman her mother was injured and needed to go to the hospital. In another segment, where they tried to get a 14-year-old girl to talk about her sex life, wearing a lie detector, she revealed she'd been raped. This time around, higher ups approved the panning to kate middleton's hospital room. Lawyers even vetted it. We're confident that we've broken no rules. I'm more worried about the family. Reporter: A call for compassion, but is it coming too late? Cecilia vega, abc news, sydney, australia.

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