An Ohio teen Daniel Petric who is now 17 kill’s mom and shot father after taking away his Halo 3 game that he snuck out and bought on his own was tried as an adult and found guilty. The judge dismissed the plea of insanity that the teen was addicted to the video game and didn’t think death was real or thought his parents wouldn‘t be dead forever, what? How old was he? He could be facing life in prison without the possibility of parole for this of which happened back in Oct of 2007.
The boy had also been homebound for a year after a snowboarding injury that resulted in a severe staph infection leaving him with nothing to do but play video games and watch TV. Apparently he played the video game for hours at a friend’s house but his father refused to let him play it due to the violence of the game and confiscated it from his son.
The father took the game away and stored it in a lockbox in his closet next to his 9mm handgun in which the teen later got the key and removed both, then shooting both parents in the head of which only the father a minister survived and he believed he survived only because the older sister and her husband arrived at the home shortly after the incident. The teen told his sister she couldn’t come in because mom and dad had a big argument. After hearing the moaning from inside they pushed their way inside the home and made the call to 9-1-1. Get this though he actually tried placing the gun in his dad’s hand after all was done alleged to make this case appear as a murder - suicide, prosecutor’s mentioned. Doesn’t sound like much insanity there to me or does it? He asked his parents to close their eyes because he had a surprise for them and then fired. When he fled the scene he left only with one item and yes it was that Halo 3 game.
How awfully sad is this and I wonder what on earth was going on in the head of this teen while he just opened fire on his parents because a video game was taken away from him, that’s deep and disturbing.