Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

June 3, 2010 -

Here's a sad story for you: a 21 year old Staunton, Virginia man was arrested Monday night for killing a kitten after it accidently unplugged his videogame system. The story goes that, on Monday evening at 9:00 PM, police arrived at Bruce Jamar Walston's apartment after his girlfriend called 911. Police said, according to an eyewitness account from the man's girlfriend, that Walston "became enraged when the kitten disconnected his video game," hurling the animal into a nearby wall - in front of his girlfriend’s children.

Walston was charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor, the highest penalty available for a first time animal cruelty offense in the state of Virginia. Walston, who had been free on bond in connection with a January breaking and entering charge, was held without bond at the Middle River Regional Jail in Verona.

Debbie Caywood, director of the Augusta Regional SPCA, told the Newsleader that her organization doesn't come across physically abused animals on a regular basis, and said accounts of torturing animals "is very rare in this area as far as what we deal with."

In addition to the new charge for animal cruelty, Walston faces a "breaking and entering with the intent to commit assault" charge. Preliminary hearings on that begin June 25. This charge stems from an incident earlier this year where Walston and another individual allegedly kicked in a neighbor's door and beat the 36 old male occupant with a vacuum sweeper.

Source: Newsleader by way of Kotaku


Comments

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

The punishment should be rigging up some kind of machine to throw him against a wall until he dies like that kitten.

On the funny side though, imagine him being laughed at in jail by some hardcore criminals when they find out why he's in there.  "Oh you kill kittens?  You real hardcore now!"  

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

My mom used to work in a prison infirmary and she noticed that one of the best ways to get your fool a$$ beaten/killed is let it be known you A)hurt a child, they get sent to segregation for their own protection and even then get the crap beaten out of them., and usually B) hurt an innocent animal. Seems even hardened killers have standards.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

I have raised my kittens to adult cats. & I love them dearly & killing a kitten over a videogame is going way too far. He needs to come down to texas & the locals will horse whip him & cow prod him w/the electric prods & take a branding iron & brand him w/a symbol.

 

 

"It's better to be hated for who you are, then be loved for who you are not." - Montgomery Gentry

"It's better to be hated for who you are, then be loved for who you are not." - Montgomery Gentry

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

The punishment should be that he gets to be locked in a room with any video game of his choice for 24 hours. The catch? We throw a lion in there.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

The PETA is going to be having alot of paperwork once they hear about this.

What we got here is failure to communicate!

What we got here is failure to communicate!

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

I agree with Thad. If the phrase "video game" is mentioned in a story it seems like it gets posted. In some ways it's as bad as the regular media attaching every violent act to a video game.

However, given that it was posted, my only thought while reading the story is that this guy is scum and he should be hurled into a wall repeatedly until he dies.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

No, what should be done is having him strapped into a frame and every bone in his body broken with a mallet over a period of time of about 216 days, starting from his toes until you finally crush his skull like a ripe watermelon.

 

And yes I DO hate people like this, I feel the same way about the cop who killed a kitten for walking on his car.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

Look, I realize we live in a world where any negative story even tangentially involving video games can be blown up into a media firestorm, but...does that really mean GP has to post every negative story even tangentially involving video games?

This isn't news.  It's not political and barely involves games.  It's not something that's in any way helpful or useful to know.  It's just a rotten, depressing story, and I don't see the point in posting it.

Now, if Fox News gets ahold of the story and Bill O'Reilly spends twenty minutes gibbering about how video games make you kill kittens, that's an appropriate GP story.  Short of that, I don't see why it's up here.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

what kind of ass hole kills a kitten SERIOSLY

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

Well, considering everytime you masturbate GOD kills a kitten, plenty of assholes.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

That's pretty freakin' messed up.

Kitten accidentally unplugs video game. Options:

1. Plug in the game, play on.

2. Kill kitten, get arrested.

I think you'd have to be a complete nutcase to choose #2.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

 3. grab a camera and make adorable "lolcatz" picture

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

Someone who deserves the rath of PETA ten fold.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

Meh,if PETA had the kitten they would've probably killed it anyway and then tossed it in their huge walk-in freezer or in a dumpster behind a 7/11.

 

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

Someone who is violent, has proven to be violent in the past, and will continue to be violent until they recognize the futility of being violent and change their ways.

Like the guy in the article.

Nightwng2000

NW2K Software

http://www.facebook.com/nightwing2000

Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

Nightwng2000 NW2K Software http://www.facebook.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl
 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Should 'Hatred' have been removed from Steam Greenlight?:

Shout box

You're not permitted to post shouts.
PHX Corp@Adam802 We'll break out the popcorn in June12/19/2014 - 9:23pm
ZippyDSMleeMaskedPixelante: I'm itching to start it too but I will wait till the patch goes live. >>12/19/2014 - 7:52pm
Adam802Leland Yee and Jackson get trial date: http://sfbay.ca/2014/12/18/leland-yee-keith-jackson-get-trial-date/12/19/2014 - 5:24pm
MaskedPixelanteNevermind. Turns out when they said "the patch is now live", they meant "it's still in beta".12/19/2014 - 5:07pm
MaskedPixelanteSo I bought Dark Souls PC, and it's forcing me to log into GFWL. Did I miss something?12/19/2014 - 5:00pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/12/republicans-may-have-plan-to-save-internet-providers-from-utility-rules/ this is intreasting. congress may put net nutrality in to law to avoid title 2 classification12/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://www.polygon.com/2014/12/19/7421953/bullshit-cards-against-humanity-donated-250k-sunlight-foundation I have to admit I like the choice o organization. congrats to CAH.12/19/2014 - 1:51pm
E. Zachary KnightIf you are downloading a copy in order to bypass the DRM, then you are legally in the wrong. Ethically, if you bought the game, it doesn't matter where you download it in the future.12/19/2014 - 12:06pm
InfophileEZK: Certainly better that way, though not foolproof. Makes me think though: does it count as piracy if you download a game you already paid for, just not from the place you paid for it at? Ethically, I'd say no, but legally, probably yes.12/19/2014 - 11:20am
ZippyDSMleeAnd I still spent 200$ in the last month on steam/GOG stuff sales get me nearly every time ><12/19/2014 - 10:55am
ZippyDSMleeMaskedPixelante:And this is why I'm a one legged bandit.12/19/2014 - 10:51am
ZippyDSMleeE. Zachary Knight: I buy what I can as long as I can get cracks for it...then again it I could have gotton Lords of the Fallen for 30 with DLC I would have ><12/19/2014 - 10:50am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/12/19/marvel-vs-capcom-origins-leaving-online-storefronts-soon/ Speaking of "last chance to buy", Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is getting delisted from all major storefronts. Behold the wonders of the all digital future.12/19/2014 - 9:59am
MaskedPixelanteSeriously, the so-called "Last Chance" sale was up to 80% off, while this one time only return sale goes for a flat 85% off with a 90% off upgrade if you buy the whole catalogue.12/19/2014 - 9:37am
E. Zachary KnightInfophile, Tha is why I buy only DRM-free games.12/19/2014 - 9:37am
MaskedPixelanteNordic is back on GOG for one weekend only. And at 85% off no less, which is kind of a slap in the face to people who paid more during the "NORDIC IS LEAVING FOREVER BUY NOW OR FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE" sale, but whatever...12/19/2014 - 9:28am
InfophileRe PHX's link: This is one of the reasons the digital revolution isn't all it's cracked up to be. There's also the flip side where Sony can block access to games you've bought if they ban your account for unrelated reasons. All power is theirs.12/19/2014 - 8:52am
MaskedPixelantehttp://uplay.ubi.com/#!/en-US/events/uplay-15-days You can win FREE GAMES FOR A YEAR! Unfortunately, they're Ubisoft games.12/18/2014 - 6:29pm
Papa MidnightAh, so it was downtime. I've been seeing post appear in my RSS feed, but I was unable to access GamePolitics today across several ISPs.12/18/2014 - 6:06pm
james_fudgeSorry for the downtime today, folks.12/18/2014 - 5:54pm
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician