Halo 3 Takes GTA's Place In The HeadlinesPublished by wes213 on Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tagged: Gaming, Xbox 360,
I know things are bad out there and there are lots of people who would like to pin it on something simple like a video game but the truth is the world has changed in a way that cant be explained or fixed by simply pointing the finger at a scapegoat.
News of this caliber is normally saved for Grand Theft Auto but it looks like 16 year old Daniel Petric was looking to change that as shown by this Teamxbox report:
An Ohio teenager stands accused of killing his mother and injuring his father because he was not allowed to play Halo 3. The trial, on charges of murder and attempted murder, opened this week in the town of Elyria, Ohio.
In September 2007, Daniel Petric, who was 16 at that time, purchased a copy of Halo 3 against his father's orders. His parents caught him playing the game and took it away from him. Almost a month later, on October 20, 2007, Daniel used his father's key to open a safe box where he knew he'd find the game and a 9mm handgun.
Soon after, Daniel asked his parents to close their eyes for a "surprise" and then shot both parents in the head, prosecutors said. Daniel Petric's mother, Susan, 43, was killed. His father, Mark Petric, survived because Daniel's sister and her husband arrived at the scene after the shooting.
Mark Petric, a co-pastor with his wife of New Life Assembly of God in Wellington, Ohio, said his son tried to make the whole thing a a murder-suicide. Prosecutors say Daniel has confessed he planned the shooting.As Mr. Petric lay wounded, Daniel tried to place the gun in his father's hand. Then Daniel told police when they arrested him that his father had shot his mother.
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