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    Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game

    Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game

    ELYRIA, Ohio Although a teenager's obsession with a violent video game may have warped his sense of reality, the boy is guilty of murdering his mother and wounding his father after they took "Halo 3" away from him, a judge ruled Monday.

    "I firmly believe that Daniel Petric had no idea at the time he hatched this plot that if he killed his parents they would be dead forever," Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge said.

    Nonetheless, Burge rejected the defense attorneys' argument that Petric, 17, was not guilty by reason of insanity.

    The defense didn't contest that Petric shot his parents in October 2007 after they took the game away from him, but insisted that the teen's youth and addiction made him less responsible.

    Petric may have been addicted, but the evidence also showed he planned the crime for weeks, said Burge, who found the teenager guilty of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and other charges.

    Tried as an adult, Petric faces a maximum possible penalty of life in prison without parole. The judge didn't set a sentencing date.
    Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game - Yahoo! News

    The impact of video games on random violence in this country needs to be studied.

    Resume your denials here.

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    Re: Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game



    Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game - Yahoo! News

    The impact of video games on random violence in this country needs to be studied.

    Resume your denials here.
    Addictive yes. To the point of being an excuse for murder, no.

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    Re: Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
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    The impact of video games on random violence in this country needs to be studied.

    Resume your denials here.
    If video games were truly the cause of this kind of thing it would be far more widespread. To me it sounds like a spoiled teenager got his game taken away and he overreacted because of it. The story neglected to say if the kid had mental or anger issues, which very well could be the case by the sound of it. It's not like he killed his parents in a style that mimicked Halo 3 or any other video game. I know that you seem to have an ongoing crusade against video games, but why stop there? What about music? People used to blame heavy metal music for the same kind of crap.

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    Re: Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game

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    Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game - Yahoo! News

    The impact of video games on random violence in this country needs to be studied.

    Resume your denials here.
    No. Not at all. The impact of unruly spoiled brats not getting a the ass whippings they need should be studied. The video game was just an element of circumstance, not a causation.

    Resume your pointless and irrelevant crusade now.

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    .....I wonder whether bhkad also advocates studying why kid grab their parents guns and kill em on what seems like an everyday event in America. But I seriously doubt it.
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    Re: Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    .I wonder whether bhkad also advocates studying why kid grab their parents guns and kill em on what seems like an everyday event in America....
    -That- only seems like an every day event for those that reject reality and substitue their own...

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    Re: Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    If video games were truly the cause of this kind of thing it would be far more widespread. To me it sounds like a spoiled teenager got his game taken away and he overreacted because of it. The story neglected to say if the kid had mental or anger issues, which very well could be the case by the sound of it. It's not like he killed his parents in a style that mimicked Halo 3 or any other video game. I know that you seem to have an ongoing crusade against video games, but why stop there? What about music? People used to blame heavy metal music for the same kind of crap.
    Not every life long smoker dies of cancer or heart disease.

    Ever think you'd be in the same rhetorical boat as the heads of Big Tobacco?

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    Re: Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game

    I wonder what the Muslim world thinks of this; as many a poster tells us what Muslims do that aren't "good." Strange, why the silence?

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    Re: Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game

    Quote Originally Posted by GOP Socialist Soldier View Post
    I wonder what the Muslim world thinks of this; as many a poster tells us what Muslims do that aren't "good." Strange, why the silence?

    YouTube - Video Game Addiction (part 1 of 2)
    Because there was no relevance at all to comment to?

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    Re: Ohio teen convicted of killing mom over video game

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    -That- only seems like an every day event for those that reject reality and substitue their own...
    Did you get the point of my post? Or were you cleaning your gun while reading? It's okay. You can tell us.
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