Teen Kills Mom Over Halo 3

Submitted by: ieatbunnies 8 years ago in

The judge said the 17-year-old"s obsession with Halo may have warped his view of reality.
There are 164 comments:
Male 9
It was the fact that they took the game away from him that lead him to killing them, not the fact that Halo 3 taught him to or anything! They could`ve taken away something else he loved and this probably would`ve happened!
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Female 173
video games don`t kill people. People kill people! He should be jailed for life.

Halo 3 rules!!

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Male 2
The kid looks like a retard... might explain a few things. Might have to start putting intelligence restrictions on games.

"Sorry you are too stupid to play this and distinguish between real life and reality. Please read a book and try again later"

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Female 17
I was addicted to halo 3 but then my xbox 360 broke down lol...but I would`ve never gotten that addicted (hopefully). Good thing my parents stopped me from staying up too late. I would`ve never been able to forgive myself if I did that.
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Female 167
You`re kidding right? Halo 3 wasn`t even that good..
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Male 55
this story makes me very angry. the fact that a teenager would kill his own mother over a video game makes me sick.
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Male 626
Am I the only one that doesn`t find halo very amazing? I don`t see whats so hooking about it...
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Male 199
im glad they didnt `blame` the game as such, games dont make you do mad things, its just the people, if he was hooked on it playing it 18 hours a day or something then there was already something wrong with him!
but ya know, its the lawers job to do whatever they can to defend a murderer, so they get desperate dont they

maybe being forced to play, locked in a room for days on end would make me go crazy, but still wouldnt be the games fault...

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Male 1,136
Im suprised they somehow didnt involve GTA4 in this.. they`re always ripping on that one..
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Male 1,226
"hypnotic effect of games like halo 3"
What the drat is that supposed to mean? Retards aren`t born from video games, they are already retards before playing it. A lot of people forget that.
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Female 1,984
--"He had no idea that if he killed his parents, they would be dead forever."
Complete bullpoo. The kid is 17 years old. I`m sure he has seen a movie where someone gets shot and dies. And it`s stupid of the father to forgive him and try and bring him home like nothing ever happened. How is the kid gonna learn?--

He`s probably stupid enough to believe there`s an after-life.

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Male 140
There was probably something wrong with the kid before he played Halo. The judge is obviously no professional on psychiatry and half of what he said was total b.s.
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Male 337
i guess video games are the new beavis and butthead. they made me do it!!!!
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Female 15,763
Blah blah blah, video games did it, blah blah blah.

That`s what I got out of this.

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Male 2,199
sorry to double post but i got another one...

I bet he felt stupid when found out life has no respawns...

man im a nerd...

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Male 2,199
i bet he stuck her with a plasma grenade...
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Male 341
I think that people like this shouldn`t be allowed to play video games. Not all people get addicted to video games and turn violent, this is just a freak incident with one guy who was stupid. Please do not put this on video games, please put it on the guy who is an idiot.
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Male 109
First of all video games arent THAT addicting. Second of all how the hell did he get a gun? and lastly unless that kid is Master Chief, Halo didn`t kill her, he did.
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Male 1,931
yes, because it is completely improbable that a kid kills someone just for normal reasons like everyone else. The kid murdered someone, the game didn`t. non-nice individuals.
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Male 16
Been a while that I have heard a shooting not pinned on GTA. Lock this a$$hole up for life.
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Male 906
this makes me sad in a very profound way...
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Male 39
he needs to be jailed for uhh,LIFE

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Male 400
Lock that drater up for good man.
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Male 22
/facepalm
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Male 178
@ BunnyNaku

I LIKE CAPS LOCK TOO!

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Female 652
"i have a surprise" then opens fire? seriously? he needs to have his limbs shot off and rot in jail
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Female 208
F*CKING HELL, NOT AGAIN!!!!! *headdesk* >-(
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Male 271
people have been killing each other since the beginning of time. Religion is the problem not video games.
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Female 432
how many years did she say? sounded like tentytweeze for me
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Male 2,510
for F*cks sake not again. Theres something wrong in his head, its not the game. Do they seriously believe that kids all over the world are getting off halo and counter strike ect, and thinking "hey it would be really cool to have a knife fight with my mom in real life!" I hate news reporters, its like when are are done doing the news they get pushed back into a hole 3`000 metres underground away from the real world until its time to read the news again.
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Female 1,264
Jeus F*cking Christ!- No! No! I wont rant! Not again! Avoid Caps lock, Goddamnit!

I think this pretty much sums it up though.


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Male 995
I agree with lordofstupid (apt nick), what`s with all the blamming?
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Male 621
This happens. It`s getting more and more common. Some people are prone to getting mental illnesses more than others. I guess some are prone to going absolutly coocoo playing games. Just a week mind that cannot tell reality from fiction.
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Male 422
"What, like in Switzerland, douuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuche?"

We`re not allowed, we`re ordered to. And there`s a strong movement to get all the guns out of the houses and into an armory. That`s mainly beacause we have one of the world`s highest suicide rates and many of those are commited with one of those guns.

So I still think having guns around is a risk and not having them would save lives. And I don`t believe a game could influence someone that much, they must have had other, more serious problems in that family...

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Female 1,496
Dad is a minister. Nuff said. It`s religion, parents, NOT THE dratING VIDEO GAMES.
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Male 231
^ "This is what happens when every family is legally allowed to own a gun."

What, like in Switzerland, douuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuche?

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Male 639
"Whats with all these crazy Americans and shooting people out of teenage angst and video games?!"

This is what happens when every family is legally allowed to own a gun.

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Female 5,222
ITS THE PARENTS FAULT FOR NOT EXPLANING AND SHOWING THIER CHILDREN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REALITY AND FANTAST.. ITS SAD YES THAT A WOMAN HAS LOST HER LIFE AT THE HANDS OF HER VERY SICK SON.. BUT I DO NOT THINK THAT VIDEO GAMES ARE TO BLAME
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Male 1,178
I play a lot of video games. It doesnt mean im going to go and shoot my f * cking parents!!!!! This is rediculous, that kid was insane regardless of whether or not he plays video games
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Female 311
Why the hell are they blaming a video game. What about the gun that killed them being so readily available or the kid with obvious mental problems?
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Male 189
I think this is such a sad story. That kids mother is gone forever over basically a tantrum. I do despise how they tend to try and say games have a major involvement in someone doing things like this. Its the same as when they tried to blame music for influencing people to kill others. Its all nonsense, anything at all could have influenced these kids to do such things. Its these particular mentally disturbed children are the problem, not games and not music. I hope the kid never gets out because, (although it may not be the best footage from which to judge) in that video he just didn`t look remorseful at all for killing his own mother.
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Male 29
Whats with all these crazy Americans and shooting people out of teenage angst and video games?!
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Female 70
They need to stop blaming video games and take a good, hard look at how parents are raising their kids. I grew up in Chicago and knew kids that had parents that would let them get away with anything. My mom...She laid down the law.
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Male 1,265
nahhhh, too easy
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Male 1
i find this to be ofenciv because i play videogames 24-7 and have had them taken away from me and i did not kill my parrants i gave the hell for it be being icredibly anoying but the reason they blam video games is becuse they dont understand the new tecknoligy that is out and so forth blam the thing they dont under stand thats why bible thumpers made it so i cant buy a m rated game then you got your crazy moron kid who cant tell the differens between real life and fantacy they were messed up to begin with but they did something from a game so they blam the game not the inbreed child but seriusly but there is a point when a game can influens them like if you ket a 7 year old play gta then he stabs someone who falt is it your for being a moron and giving a game like that to a 7 year old god the cant tell wats right and wrong but this guy is just insane there is no adition to games god aduls are dumb ass a rock and bible thumpers are just going around try to bann anny thing fun
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Male 11
@The Frogg
"there was evidance he waswn`t fully there so"

Au contraire, he set it up fully.
Not only was it premeditated, but afterward he had the foresight to try and make it look like a drating murder suicide. The kid knew what he was doing, throw the book at the sonofabitch.

Stop blaming games, take action for your dratups.
Nation`s turned into a melting pot of pussies & retards.

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Female 859
wwhhhaaattt?!?! There`s got to be something more to it then just a game?!?!
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Male 11
WAT A dratING STUPID IDIOT ! MOTHER dratER NEEDS TO GO JAIL !
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Male 84
This is from my neck of the woods... The defense of "insanity by addiction" wasn`t the only defense. They (the defense team) also tried to use the father`s (minister) forgiveness to avoid prevent conviction. Whether he was addicted, forgiven or what, guilty is guilty! I`ve followed this story in the area newspaper and on televised news and the one thing that has been consistent is that there was never any doubt that he had done it. He murdered his mother and tried to murder his father. I highly doubt that if you were to sub a controlled substance for Halo the verdict would have ever been in question.
But it`s okay. His dad forgave him.
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Male 93
parents:OMG!!!11!!!1!!! CONTROLLERS=GUNS!!!1!1

i hate this

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Female 1,436
That was just sad. The kid attempted to use a video game as a scapegoat to the real reason he killed his parents. Wow. . . and the judge made me puke.
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Female 1,329
What a bunch of crap. It was premeditated all the way. He brought in a gun and told his parents to close their eyes, then bam!! He knew what he was doing and should be sent to prison for the rest of his life, just so he can think and "re-play" that sick little game in his head over and over. Don`t let him get away with the insanity defense.
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Female 5,139
He doesn`t even look sorry at all...look at his pathetic face.
his punishment will come, when he realises what he has done to his dad more than anything...when he grows up and realises how hard the world can be, and what hes parents gave to him.
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Female 5,139
What an idiot. hes better off rotting in a jail cell for 23 years. will give him time to think about what he has done, the selfish brat.
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Female 1,095
Honestly, how can you kill your own mother? That`s so sad, close your eyes mom I`ve got something for you...
*bang*
what the mcpoo just happened?!
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Male 373
I wonder how she got the anchor position
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Female 213
//He didn`t kill her over Halo. He walked in to the room, shot her and his dad for no reason, and the lawyers are trying to use his addiction to Halo as an excuse so he can plead insanity, which the judge didn`t buy.//


EXACTLY. Thank you.

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Female 213
I love how internet users know more about court rulings and psychology than the professionals.
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Female 168
Dude, mom`s not gonna respawn. Should have thought about that one, champ.
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Male 1,598
He really doesn`t look all that bright, so he probably thought that he could just wait a few seconds for them to respawn and then talk it over again.
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Male 190
This is pathetic. It is true that video games are an outlet of sorts. But those prone to this type of action would well do ti regardless of the games they play. It would just take a different trigger... a television show, a summer blockbuster movie, or eventual overflow pent up anger.
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Female 1,082
video games have nothing to do with this. otherwise everyone who is addicted to video games would go around cmmitting violent crimes.
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Male 247
Halo 3 ftw
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Male 506
this reminds of link here on IAB a few days ago, when some guy assaults his mom with a sandwich because he was playing too much Halo.
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Male 612
what the duck?
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Male 907
I thought he killed them in Halo, not in real life. o.o
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Male 118
and let the "studies" about the "adverse effects of game violence" come rolling on in...
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Male 76
my apoligies, i meant to say taco, not toca. us big men have problems with spelling
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Male 76
this is definately a friend of that other kid that assaulted his mom w/ a toca
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Male 342
I wonder if he would of killed them both if he would of teabag`d after they died
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Male 404
wtf. i posted this article last week.
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Male 1,365
Wow, what ever happened to spending time with your kids. I am the Michael Bluth in the parenting world, do I suck at it, probably, but my kids can communicate that to me without the spray of bullets.
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Female 267
It`s not the video games` fault. I`ve been playing violent video games since I was 4, and they haven`t had a single bad effect on me.
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Female 38
LMao WOW, this guy sucks
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Female 741
I beleive the judge. I find a lot of people get addicted to video games too much, and forget about what`s really going on. I had to quit the sims 2, cause I started getting ugly.
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Male 288
"Its ok theyll respawn soon."

LOL!!

But ya this is horrible, people like these give video games a bad rep.

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Male 544
no he was already warped he just needed something to blame it on
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Male 988
@kaizer250
thank god your here, saved me a long post.
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Male 185
Its ok theyll respawn soon.
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Male 777
That judge is an idiot. The kid didn`t kill his parents because he played video games a lot. Plenty of kids play video games a lot, and have disagreements with their parents about those habits, but you don`t see them walking into a room with a gun.
This kid was obviously very troubled and had very deep issues with his parents, and likely anger issues as well. This is just another case of the media and "concerned adults" trying to make out video games as mind-dulling murderer-makers, when they really have no idea what they`re talking about.
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Male 1,540
He didn`t kill her over Halo. He walked in to the room, shot her and his dad for no reason, and the lawyers are trying to use his addiction to Halo as an excuse so he can plead insanity, which the judge didn`t buy.
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Male 219
What a load of poo. "opiate effect"? I`ve tried both Halo and opium and even on a few occasions Halo on opium and that never led to me killing anything. I have had to stop mixing assasins creed and mushrooms though. I kept getting the urge to go on a 9th century style crusade and capture jerusalem.
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Female 16
wow that is horrible!
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Male 9
...agree with The Frogg, probably his problem did not arise from just playing this one single video game. He probably developed problems long before this tragedy. & the whole..his father is a priest probably has sth to do with it too...never trust those jesus nuts.
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Male 381
haaaaaaaaaaa nice one barnk. but seriously, halo had nothing to do with this kid killing his parents. he could have been addicted to anything. kid was f`d up before he ever touched halo.
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Male 486
Pathetic. Couldn`t even get a doublekill.
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Female 125
Anyone who would play a video game up to 18 hours a day already has something wrong with them. So you can`t blame the video game (which had nothing to do with the murder itself, actually)
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Male 2,855
they should have noticed the signs, first its a taco, then a baguette then this.
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Male 119
lol. Thanks i-am-horny, I haven`t laughed that hard in a while.
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Male 619
don`t blame anyone, chances are his veiw was warped long before halo even came out. Its probably a condition. Lockon you need to learn a little more about the mind. Normal people wouldn`t do that, right. you wouldn`t do it. but he did and there was evidance he waswn`t fully there so, thats what i think.
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Male 1,029
I don`t get it. How exactly does him shooting his parents relate to a videogame.
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Female 76
"The father is a priest. Isnt it odd that quite a lot of criminals and violent people like this are children of priests..."

I call it the PK (preacher`s kid) effect. We grow up in not only a very black and white world, but also a very sheltered one. After a while you get sick of all your sins being forgiven and start rebelling and all that Jesus loves you stuff. Still no reason to kill your parents though, specially not over a lousy video game.

That`s just from my experience as a preacher`s daughter and from having known other kids like me.

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Female 1,190
@ concetra,
hey may have gotten the death penalty because he killed three people, sooo maybe thats why
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Male 2,172
Blame the parents.

The only way this could have happened is if they would have left the video games educate their son since birth.

Another explination, a more logical one, is that the guy was a psycho and he just use video games reference to protect himself.

I sure hope it was not a plot just to make video games look bad.

Father "Honey, I got a good news and a bad news. Good news; we got a plan to force game makers to stop creating violent video games."

Mother "What`s the bad news?"

Father "We need you dead. We`re going to frame video game violence for your murder by the hands of our son. That`s going to teach them."

Mother "..."

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Female 1,190
WTF!? so now videogames are "drugs"? bull poo
there is no excuse for his behavior, it was all him unless he is actually not able to have rational thoughts, its not the videogames fault
to say that "we dont know enough about these videogames" is rediculous
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Female 665
Umm, I`m pretty sure that kid new his parents would be gone forever after he shot them. I can`t believe they`re actually pushing the blame towards a freaking video game. Obviously he has some big ass anger issues.
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Male 1,666
Mo73: Exactly.
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Male 2,422
Videos games give you the illusion of importance in a world in increasing powerlessness. In a game you are the central actor of an epic drama and everyone else is doing all they can to stop you. In real life, not so much. You are simply an unapreciated cog in a larger social machine and it seems that individual power is being more and more marginalized and there is little control we have. That`s why we love video games.
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Female 687
omg, what has our world come to seriously?
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Female 1,682
Listen...my little brother plays fall out 3 for 8 hours sometimes, hes argued with my parents about it. but he didnt KILL them. he still has sanity and knows what hes doing. video games cant alter you THAT much >.< thats a load of bull. he knew what he was doing...
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Male 2,313
I hate the stupid pricks who do things like this and then blame it on video games, ruining it for the rest of us. I hope he goes to prison and gets a 400 pound black guy as a room mate.
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Female 761
oh goodness is this the same joker that slapped his momma with a taco?
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Male 322
give me a break... Its a weak mind and a weak person who lets freakin games alter the way they think. Something is wrong with the person long before the game.
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Male 37
LOL,

Its so true, video games warp the reality of young minds, i played Final fantasy for a few hours yesterday, today i got into i fight, I thought i was playing final fantasy! so i waited my turn before i attacked him.... it got my ass kicked.

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Male 588
I think he definitely knew what he was doing. Addicted yes. But people who steal to finance a crack habit are still found guilty of theft all the time. He had the mental capability to appreciate his actions, and I`m glad the judge found him guilty.

Also, apparently from what I heard they had taken away his copy of Halo 3 and hidden the disk in the safest place they could think of: the locked safe where the father kept his 9mm.

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Male 439
The fact that games don`t kill aside i`m impressed that the judge admitted that the effects of gaming are pretty much unknown as i would have expected a more Thompson-esque "games are made by satan" approach :)
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Male 295
So... what... he thought they would respawn after he corpse humped them a few time? Overall, this doesn`t look good on Halo 3, i love the game, but they don`t have a "Hypnotic" effect... they`re just games, some people are just messed up.
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Male 4,867
i`ve been playing violent games for most of my life, after a stint on GTA of needlessly mowing down and shooting people i tend to have had my fair share of violence
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Male 2,703
concetra, lets make this a racial thing :rolls eyes:

when I spent the night in jail for driving without a license (yes lame reason to spend a night in jail), half of the people in there were white people with possession charges. a handful of them were college kids. its not that the courts are more lenient to whites than blacks, its the statistic that blacks are typically more involved than whites...

the judge couldn`t NOT decide, its not his place to. he will be put through a jury trial in which THEY will decide. his parents are ridiculous, well his dad anyways. If my kid did that, there would be no forgiveness....you teach them life is precious and if they can`t appreciate it, you disown them, or at least not forgive them like the next day...

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Male 1,556
And for the record, games that are rated too high for a person!

We just get an older person or our parents to rent/purchase it.

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Male 1,556
Wow, I`ve played some really damn grisly games. But everytime I get off do I go and shoot people?
throw grenades at them? scream at them? hijack cars? rape people? F*ck no! I`m thinking that there are two sides to this, the judge is just a conservative old fart who doesn`t know anyhting about the real world, just sits on his chair all day inhaling twice and exhaling once.
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Female 697
The father is a priest. Isnt it odd that quite a lot of criminals and violent people like this are children of priests...
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Male 2,395
"It`s not the game that did this to him, it`s his own warped perception of reality. If it wasn`t Halo, it would have been something else. The kid needs serious help. Personally, I hope they deny him access to any video game ever again. Just for starters."

^^ This :)
I`ve played violent games since I was like 8, and I`m not in jail yet..

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Male 376
What the? This isn`t some sci fi movie where `evil video games` subliminally implant malicious messages into teen`s brains. This is the real world. The dumbfack knew what he was doing, maybe in a fit of rage, but he still knew what he was doing. Warped reality my arse.
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Male 432
Dumbpoo. Lock him up tight.
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Female 538
... Videogames don`t make people violent. I play some of the most grisly games I can find and I have since I was 6 or so... (Though games weren`t that bad back then.) but if anyone on this planet were to be warped by games- it would be me... People just like to make excuses.... FRY THAT BASTARD!
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Female 466
Vallejo hit the nail right on the head!!!
He isn`t 7, he`s a 17yr old! Yes when young, I too have done some stupid crap, BUT, knowingly going into the living room, close your eyes I have a surprise, is Pre-meditated no matter how many ways you tell it.. He`s a human with pistons that don`t all fire right in his brain, PERIOD! and what he did was MURDER, PERIOD!! If he was 7, and "imitated" something he saw, that would be a different story. But this crap,"insanity", in this case, sorry, don`t buy once ounce of the crap!!!!!!!!!
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Male 9,305
Mind numbing...riiiight...
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Male 372
ahahaha quiknas thas fu/cked up
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Male 1,053
He shoulda used a plasma grenade...
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Male 91
I call bullpoo. This kid was obviously spoiled his whole life, and always got his way. The second they took his game away, he didn`t know how to cope with being told no, so he did what he thought was the correct response. This kid knew what he was doing when he killed them, and he damn well knew how to set it up as murder suicide. Stop blaming games for the actions of retarded teens.
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Male 287
oh man, Jack Thompson would have a field day with this.........IF HE WASN`T DISBARRED!!!

-high fives everyone-

but, this is a very tragic event otherwise

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Male 11
Okay, this kid is 17, not 7. He understands the concept of death. Even mentally handicapped 17 year olds understand death. This was completely premeditated. Saying close your eyes I`ve got a surprise. Putting the gun in dad`s hand to make it look like a murder suicide. Telling his sister who came by just after the shooting that she couldn`t come in because his parents had a fight..
This kid knew exactly what he was doing. He just sucks at life.
&& as far as the M rating.. Nobody gives a poo about it, but still.. His father was a preacher?
He of all people should have payed attention to it. Can`t blame the games, it`s ludicrous to even try. I`m addicted to nicotine, but if I were underage and my parents took away my stogies, I wouldn`t drating kill them! I`d find a way to get more smokes. This case is ridiculous, throw the book at him.
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Male 2,160
oh gods...now to wait for ol` jack to go jump on this one for more ragerants against gaming
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Female 1,653
Coincidence of today:
Teen attcks mom with Taco
Teen kills mum over Halo 3
What next?
Teen nukes Japan because Nintendo couldnt make new video games fast enough?
Just speculating XD
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Female 1,063
I wish we could beat the crap out of our kids again. All this children`s welfare crap sure is killing a lot of parents, grrr!

Oh and I believe child welfare should only punish those parent who really are douche bags, I`m just saying that the Gov`t has put too many restrictions on parents now, that is all. Flame away.

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Male 3,431
Kid`s a Murderer, the reason isn`t justified. He needs to be executed.
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Male 612
"I think there is more to this story we don`t know"

Its always like that for every story.

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Male 701
Wow what a retarded kid...
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Male 2,796
Yeah, because if it were not for video games, peoples sense of reality would not "warped"?? OK... the only drater with a warped sense of reality is that judge.

When are we going to stop blaming other people for our own mistakes? That kid knew exactly what he was doing at all times. I think there is more to this story we don`t know. Like maybe he had some crappy parents who didn`t know what real good sense and discipline when it comes to parenting is.

poo like this makes me sick.

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Male 756
I`m just saying, Would an intelligent human being in a normal mental state kill their parents not knowing the consequences of their actions merely because they participate vigorously in playing a videogame that includes violence?
Also...When in Halo 3 did Master Chief kill his parents without consequence?

...Guess people interpret things differently...o_o

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Male 2,049
Funny when a white person murders someone because of the affects of a video game the judge cannot decide whether to sentence them, when a minority under the same circumstances the judges sentences them to either life in prison without the possibility of parole or they receive the death penalty.

The criminal justice system in the United States is unfair. African-Americans are 10 times more likely to be imprisoned for drug offenses than white people in the United States. In addition, the institute noted that federal mandatory minimum sentencing rules hit blacks harder, with the same jail term being given out for possessing five grams of crack (which is disproportionately used by blacks) as 500 grams of cocaine (disproportionately used by whites).

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Female 2,289
Isn`t Halo rated M? Don`t you have to be 18 to play it?
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Do you honestly believe people listen to that sh*t?
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Male 612
well said, iLove
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Male 451
game over, mom!
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Male 2,004
yeah, sure, just blame the video games
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Female 676
It`s not the game that did this to him, it`s his own warped perception of reality. If it wasn`t Halo, it would have been something else. The kid needs serious help. Personally, I hope they deny him access to any video game ever again. Just for starters.
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Male 1,526
its what I`ve always said. DON`T drating turn off the games.
what would you rather have?
Someone sitting all day passively playing games until
1.he cant pay the bills and has to get a job
2.?????
or would you want to have an angry teenager who
1.throws poo at you, tacos and what not
2.kills you

you decide

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Male 612
@concetra:

Uh, please give us an example.

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Male 1,244
DONT BAN VIDEO GAMES! (SORRY I ACCIDENTLY USED STICKY KEYS)
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Male 105
that guy forgave his son...for killing his wife...& wounding him....what?!? absolute mentalist...
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Female 2,672
hahaha i win xbox sux
ps3 ftw :P

but seriously, he does need help cos hes messed up

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Male 26
Isn`t Halo rated M? Don`t you have to be 18 to play it?
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Male 1,078
Why, messed up teens? Why? Why must you ruin the image of videogamers to the rest of society?

Meh, I say there needs to be a larger emphasis on studying. The US isn`t like 40th in developed countries for nothing. Yes, I know, irrelevant.

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Female 495
I don`t really know what I think on this. I hate this culture of blame, where nobody is responsible for their actions because of video games/movies/music. It should never be used as an excuse, if youre not the kind of person likely to kill I dont see how a game can lead you to it.

I think this kid`s lawyers should be pretty ashamed of themselves, although maybe he had gone a bit loopy from it, temporary insanity or whatever - maybe.

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Male 612
"BLAME THE PARENTS!"

What are you talking about? his dad is a minister! He actually forgave him! If you`re lost, youtube`s the other way. Now get out of here.

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Female 385
i`m actually surprised it was halo. i figured WOW would have driven someone to this first.
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Male 612
I hope that this is an isolated incident. it probably is.
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Male 614
BLAME THE PARENTS!
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Male 3,255
@Victory7

Exactly.

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Male 612
Wow. Simply... wow. I can`t believe it. It actually happened. I`m speechless.
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Male 3,255
@s0rd3dvis1on

Physical drugs are different than addictive activities. poo like gambling and video games are addictive because they are fun and the brain likes fun. Drugs Physically re-arrange your brain so that you have to have that drug again.

Generally, an intelligent person who has been taught to understand reason, isn`t gonna have a problem with gambling or video games.

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Male 362
What the hell is that "expert" talking about? Hold on to your faces, people, for it`s about to get rocked off. The real, hidden reason people play videogames for hours on end is simple: it`s fun. The same reason you play sports for hours, do hobbies, cook, etc. It`s fun. Although stupid, expendable people may get hooked on them because their droll lives are meaningless, but that is absolutely no excuse to say "I didn`t know they would die." He`s guilty.
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Male 674
one year older and he would get an injection... that is just disgusting.... Killing your family over a damn videogame...
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Female 385
whether it`s a game or a drug it`s your choice to stop at some point and whatever events that follow from your neglect to quit are you own fault. no drunk driver purposely crashes into another car, but one can`t help but to wreck in that state of mind. no mercy for druggies or drunks, so why gamers?
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Male 3,255
Someone needs to slap that judge in the face. You can`t have someone that ignorant have other people`s lives in his hands.

The kid a an ignorant piece of poo and his parents made him that way. End of story.

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Male 61
This is why you throw them in the slammer when they`re at the "taco-throwing" phase.
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Male 870
A life for a life, that`s what society should exact. Things would be so much cleaner that way. You think you`re in a video game? great, now go respawn somewhere else.
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Male 119
"He had no idea that if he killed his parents, they would be dead forever."

Complete bullpoo. The kid is 17 years old. I`m sure he has seen a movie where someone gets shot and dies. And it`s stupid of the father to forgive him and try and bring him home like nothing ever happened. How is the kid gonna learn?

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Male 34
Great, now more games are going to be restricted and held back all because of one idiot.
The way the media jump on games as a bandwagon of evil annoys me as well. Im going to stop before i start ranting.
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Male 2,388
He`s comparing a game to crack cocaine. I believe it. We all know food ca do the same as well as gambling ad sex. Ad whilst his mid may have bee foggy like being startled awake he does not deserve the sanity plea.
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Male 95
And this is why I own a Wii.
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Male 2,306
Video Games =! Heroin
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Male 880
Link: Teen Kills Mom Over Halo 3 [Rate Link] - The judge said the 17-year-old`s obsession with Halo may have warped his view of reality.
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