Halo 3 murderer convicted
Teen shot parents after they stopped him playing the game
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 shot his father in the head, but the man survived.
Daniel Petric shot his parents after they stopped him playing Halo 3
Image courtesy Associated Press
The boy is said to have planned the shooting, which happened in October 2007, after his parents took away his copy of Halo 3 - a game Petric is thought to have become obsessed with.
During the trial, Petric’s father testified that, on the night of the shooting, his son came into the room and asked both parents to close their eyes because he had a surprise for them. The teen then shot his mother in the head.
Anthony Cillo, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, said during the trial that Daniel planned to make the shooting look like “murder-suicide” by putting the gun in his father's hand, according to online reports.
After the shooting, Daniel fled the murder scene with just one item: his copy of Halo 3. ®
Shot his old man in the head but he survived ? Blame it on the lag now...
Why was he let out in the first place
Have you seen him, doesnt look the sharpest tool in the box.
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.
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.
Of how separated from reality Xbot zombies actually are..