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A US teen has been convicted of murdering his parents. He did so not because they made him go to bed early or cut off his pocket money, but because they stopped him from playing an Xbox 360 game. Daniel Petric, 17, now faces lifelong imprisonment without parole for killing his mother using his father’s 9mm handgun. The teen also …

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just wait

Somebody will blame it on the game

Not the possible fact his dad actually has a gun in the house. and is brought up in a gun culture.

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How many family friends now regret...

...saying something like "That kid spends how long playing video games? His parents should be shot for letting him get away with that"?

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Gates Horns

Classic example.

Of how separated from reality Xbot zombies actually are..

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Anonymous Coward

Meanwhile, on the Bizarro Planet

HEADLINE: SERIAL KILLER ARRESTED FOLLOWING GAMEPLAY

A court heard today that a lifetime of contract killing lead teenager Zorknik Krvblit to play a video game. A neighbour said "We knew he did a lot of assassinations, much more than is normal for a boy his age, and perhaps his parents should have stepped in - but now it's too late."

Krvblit will be tried on a charge of Possesion of a Copy Of Horace Goes Skiing. If convicted, he could be required to eat jelly and ice cream after every Sunday lunch for 25 years.

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Re: "just wait'

Somebody ALWAYS blames the culture. Believe it or not, most people have guns to defend themselves against criminals, who - GASP - tend to pack heat. Fun fact: every big massacre in this country happens in a gun free zone(read: shooting gallery). His psychosis made him a killer, not daddy's gun. Remember that many homes have a knife block WITH A BIG HONKING KNIFE IN IT.

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Why was he let out in the first place

Have you seen him, doesnt look the sharpest tool in the box.

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Coat

Lag ?

Shot his old man in the head but he survived ? Blame it on the lag now...

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