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    Teen killed mother in Halo 3 row

    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."

    32 Comments

    shizzle matey is nutz

    altho halo 3 is a sik game lol

    only in America......!!

    His father Mark, who was shot in the head and survived



    ...yikes thats one weird family!

    nah seriously thats real messed up

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    rob585;4056868

    only in America......!!



    my thoughts exactly.

    because America's gun laws are completely reasonable...

    rob585;4056868

    only in America......!!



    +1 ... They're neurotic I tell you..lol

    What a little freak

    lol bad times

    OMG!! Wouldn't say a computer game made him do this but the fact that he is an evil freak

    but halo 3 is carp

    wonder if i can get out of a speeding ticket by claiming gta made me do it

    Now that's what I call game over.

    I thought it was a carp game anyway, wasted 3 mins of my life on it.

    Freaky story.

    Banned

    now who's going to buy him Halo 4 next christmas? he obviously didn't think a"head"....

    he'll cry once he completes the game....

    Makes me laugh when all the "video games made him a killer" stories start in the media.

    Kid obviously had a screw loose tbh. Can't recall ever wishing to murder my parents as a kid, even though they never got me a Gameboy for Xmas that one time. I'm not bitter tho.

    maddogb;4058887

    wonder if i can get out of a speeding ticket by claiming gta made me do … wonder if i can get out of a speeding ticket by claiming gta made me do it



    You'd probably get away with running over a few people wearing orange..

    Banned

    StudentJo;4059188

    You'd probably get away with running over a few people wearing orange..



    OMG GURANGA!!! that was soooo long ago!!!

    imranmaz;4059217

    OMG GURANGA!!! that was soooo long ago!!!



    Those were the good old days, don't think I ever got those dudes all in a line, Playstation(1) propped up on it's side by a pillow so it worked, PS controller buttons slowly breaking one by one, no analogue sticks - looking back now the top down graphics making you realize just how fantastic GTA has been since no.3

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    [COLOR="Red"][FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="7"]BOOM! HEADSHOT![/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

    TheViz;4059340

    [CENTER][/CENTER][COLOR="Red"][FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="7"]BOOM! … [CENTER][/CENTER][COLOR="Red"][FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="7"]BOOM! HEADSHOT![/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]



    OMG! I feel influenced...... must..... find..... gun

    imranmaz;4058926

    now who's going to buy him Halo 4 next christmas? he obviously didn't … now who's going to buy him Halo 4 next christmas? he obviously didn't think a"head".... he'll cry once he completes the game....



    haha o dear!!

    Theres no halo 4? theres halo wars but thats totally different its strategy carp.

    Banned

    you lot did read his Mum is dead? I think if you are psychotic, playing violent video games is going to bring kill thoughts to the surface a lot quicker, I don't think anyone can deny that.

    lumoruk;4059955

    you lot did read his Mum is dead? I think if you are psychotic, playing … you lot did read his Mum is dead? I think if you are psychotic, playing violent video games is going to bring kill thoughts to the surface a lot quicker, I don't think anyone can deny that.



    I think that the problem is that every psychotic kid in America has easy access to a gun.

    With no means to be racist, that sums up America,
    An average family has a gun of which an "obese computer obsessed" teenager shoots his rents.......only in America

    MarzBarz;4059457

    Theres no halo 4? theres halo wars but thats totally different its … Theres no halo 4? theres halo wars but thats totally different its strategy carp.



    there is going to be a halo 4

    you just do all the small battles there wern't good enough for the other 3 games. so you dont play as mastercheif

    Theres Halo Warz and Halo Oeuf however u spell it but no halo 4

    Banned

    MarzBarz;4059457

    Theres no halo 4? theres halo wars but thats totally different its … Theres no halo 4? theres halo wars but thats totally different its strategy carp.



    dude it was a joke.... put the gun down!

    I haven't even played halo 1

    Banned

    imranmaz;4072877

    dude it was a joke.... put the gun down!I haven't even played halo 1



    what are you, a playstation fan boy?

    Banned

    lumoruk;4073009

    what are you, a playstation fan boy?



    nah stopped playing games around about metal gear solid 2 but yeah that was on a PS2... we had an xbox but only like one racing game!

    play a few racing games on the PC and street fighter on my ps2 when my mates are round but dont really play much on my own anymore

    bigbob909;4057452

    but halo 3 is carp




    seconded rubbish imo

    MMMMULTIKILL.


    yeah but seriously, what a div.
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