Feeds

Halo 3 murderer convicted

Teen shot parents after they stopped him playing the game

Boost IT visibility and business value

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

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. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech
Sadly Navdy kit doesn't include Sidewinder missile to blast traffic
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
Things are looking up in Flappy Bird sequel
'Swing Copters' offers the same gameplay but in a different direction
NVIDIA claims first 64-bit ARMv8 SoC for Androids
Mile-High 'Denver' Tegra K1 successor said to rival PC performance
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.