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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:41 am 
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A US teenager killed his mother and wounded his father in revenge after they took away his violent computer game, a judge has ruled.

The defence team for Daniel Petric, 17, had argued his addiction to the Halo 3 game, in which players shoot invading aliens, had made him insane.

But the judge rejected this, saying he had planned revenge for weeks.

Petric, of Ohio, was tried as an adult and faces a maximum possible penalty of life in prison without parole.

On the night of the shooting in October 2007, Petric used his father's key to open a lockbox and remove a 9mm handgun and the game, the court heard.

His father Mark, who was shot in the head and survived, testified that his son came into the room and asked: "Would you guys close your eyes? I have a surprise for you."

He said he expected a pleasant surprise. Then his head went numb from the gunshot.

The Associated Press news agency reports that Microsoft, which owns the intellectual property for the game, declined to comment beyond a statement saying: "We are aware of the situation and it is a tragic case."

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testified that his son came into the room and asked: "Would you guys close your eyes? I have a surprise for you."

He said he expected a pleasant surprise. Then his head went numb from the gunshot.


Wow.. That is one sick (Franking) kid... I'm sure some morons'll argue the game made him that way, but it's pretty obvious that this is just one messed up kid who belongs behind bars.

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testified that his son came into the room and asked: "Would you guys close your eyes? I have a surprise for you."

He said he expected a pleasant surprise. Then his head went numb from the gunshot.


Wow.. That is one sick (Frank) kid... I'm sure some morons'll argue the game made him that way, but it's pretty obvious that this is just one messed up kid who belongs behind bars.


Whoever his defense attorney is probably can't argue anything else in defense of the kid, that's all they got :lol:

SHOULD be an open and shut case but depends who the judge is if they take the "Halo made me do it" crap even remotely seriously. He's doing serious time either way obviously, the only variable is if Microsoft is brought into it or the judge just basically tells the defense attorney to shut up.

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To be fair, there is a level in Halo where you have to kill your own parents by telling them to close their eyes.

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Update: He was found guilty of murder.
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Teen convicted of killing mother over video game

By M.R. KROPKO – 1 day ago

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A judge Monday rejected the defense that a teenage boy opened fire on his family because he was addicted to video games, convicting him of wounding his clergyman father and killing his mother after they fought over a video game.

Lawyers for Daniel Petric, 17, didn't contest that the boy shot his parents in October 2007, but insisted his youth and video game addiction made him less responsible. But Common Pleas Judge James Burge disagreed and pointed to evidence the boy plotted the crime for weeks.

Petric was convicted of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and other charges. He faces a maximum possible penalty of life in prison without parole. The judge didn't set a sentencing date.

Prosecutors said Petric planned to kill his parents because he was angry that his father would not allow him to play the video game "Halo 3," in which players shoot alien monsters that have taken over the Earth.

During the trial, deputy prosecuting attorney Anthony Cillo described Petric as a cold, calculating killer who plotted to murder his parents, Mark and Susan Petric, and make it appear to be a murder-suicide by putting the gun in his father's hand.

Defense Attorney James Kersey has said that Petric was obsessed with the "Halo" series of video games, which he played 18 hours a day when he had the chance. Petric used his father's key to open a lockbox and remove a 9 mm handgun and the game.

Mark Petric, who is a minister at New Life Assembly of God in Wellington, testified that his son came into the room and asked: "Would you guys close your eyes? I have a surprise for you."

The father, who recovered from the shooting, testified that he expected a pleasant surprise. Then his head went numb from a gunshot. His wife, Susan, 43, died of gunshot wound to the head.

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What's the big deal? I'm sure in some culture somewhere, this is acceptable so we must accept it because our country and culture sucks so much.

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What's the big deal? I'm sure in some culture somewhere, this is acceptable so we must accept it because our country and culture sucks so much.

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Your kids?

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When you contribute the perpetuation of the species, let me know. Right now, you're just a parasite.

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:lol: :lol:

So not having the intelligence to use a condom means you're a contributor? :lol: :lol:

Wow.. Just wow... :roll:

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Is there a disproportionate number of preachers kids/ministers kids that grow up and do sick shit, or does it just stick out more when it is reported?

I mean if they had said "son of a welder" I wouldn't have noticed, still it seems like there is a correlation.

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Was he listening to Judas Priest or Ozzy prior to the incident? How 'bout The End by the Doors?

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Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:
:lol: :lol:

So not having the intelligence to use a condom means you're a contributor? :lol: :lol:

Wow.. Just wow... :roll:



You've got no stake in the future, kid. You're just a drain on the world.

Explain to me how by NOT procreating you're contributing biologically. This should be good.

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Dude there are all sorts of crackheads out there with 5 kids from 5 baby mamas.. Don't make them contributors to society.

Contributing to society means holding down a job that contributes to the economy and provides a service.

Putting your dick in someone and being too much of a re-re to wrap it up doesn't qualify.

Not to mention I'm 24 years old not 97 like you.

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Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:
:lol: :lol:

So not having the intelligence to use a condom means you're a contributor? :lol: :lol:

Wow.. Just wow... :roll:



You've got no stake in the future, kid. You're just a drain on the world.

Explain to me how by NOT procreating you're contributing biologically. This should be good.



he's not thining the gene pool like you are.

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Philo wrote:
goon attack wrote:
Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:
:lol: :lol:

So not having the intelligence to use a condom means you're a contributor? :lol: :lol:

Wow.. Just wow... :roll:



You've got no stake in the future, kid. You're just a drain on the world.

Explain to me how by NOT procreating you're contributing biologically. This should be good.



he's not thining the gene pool like you are.

That will be enough out of all of you.

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Was he listening to Judas Priest or Ozzy prior to the incident? How 'bout The End by the Doors?


He was probably reading "Catcher in the Rye," watching "Basketball Diaries" and ready to play Grand Theft Auto too.

I'm not making light of the story, by the way. I'm making light by the way the story is covered.

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I think we should blame Marilyn Manson.

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Philo/Goon/MEG...

So...do we have to put up with you guys bickering in every thread you participate in together?

Come on...it's gettin' old.

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seriously guys, more drama?


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cprice12 wrote:
Philo/Goon/MEG...

So...do we have to put up with you guys bickering in every thread you participate in together?

Come on...it's gettin' old.



It's not bickering. We're just fukking with one another. At least me and MEG are.

Fukken relax. :|

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