Banned Gamer Kills Dad

A terrible story emerging from Russia details the story of a 14-year old boy reacting to having his videogame privileges revoked by killing his sleeping father with two blows to the head from a sledge hammer.

The events took place in the Russian town of Tuapse just after midnight on April 12, reports a story on News.com.au. The boy’s parents had taken his keyboard away from him in order to curb his computer game playing, but after the killing, “the boy’s frightened mother gave him the keyboard back and the boy played computer games for several more hours until he fell asleep.”

Once the boy fell asleep, his mother called relatives, who, in turn, called police. The boy is old enough to be charged with murder under Russian law.

|Via Kotaku, Thanks Andrew|

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    sharpshooterbabe says:

    More like needs help. I think there were problems w/the dad & family between the boy.

     

     

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    Father Time says:

    I know it’s inappropriate but that was really funny.

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    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

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    Father Time says:

    I’m surprised the 14 year old could use the sledgehammer effectively, he must be truly disturbed especially to go straight back to video games.

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    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

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    hellfire7885 says:

    As much as we try to put a good face on gaming and try to piant these cases as the exception rather than the rule, it takes just one of these cases for the scaremongers to get fired up into another banning attempt.

    Saddest part is people wil llikely hinge on the kid’s gaming and ignore ALL other possible factors.

    Let’s just hope no lawyers leave the country headign for Russia.


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    Chris Kimberley says:

    Ya, it’s pretty clear this isn’t about gaming.  Being banned from playing just happened to be what set the kid off.  Anyone who would beat their father to death with a sledge hammer while he sleeps has bigger issues.

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    SeanB says:

    I keep telling you people, take the sledgehammers out of peoples homes, and these kinds of killings will stop!

    Obviously i’m joking here, but the serious side of what i’m saying is this. You can blame anything on anything.

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    MrBounce says:

    That’s sad on so many levels. Wasn’t there an incident similar to this from Russia as well last year? More mental health programs needed there, I’m guessing.

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    Valdearg says:

    Nothing like a Psychopath to ruin your evening. How you can go from killing your father, right back to playing video games is beyond me. This guy was mentally disturbed.

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