Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

December 17, 2008 -

On Monday GamePolitics noted that a 17-year-old boy was on trial in an Ohio courtroom for shooting his parents after they banned him from playing Halo 3.

A local Ohio newspaper is now reporting that defense attorneys are basing Daniel Petric's defense on video game addiction. According to the Chronicle-Telegram:

“Danny was very mild and meek,” said his paternal grandfather, Michael Broeckel, who [testified] that Daniel was a normal teenager, albeit one addicted to video games.

Holly Petric, Daniel’s other sister, said her brother became obsessed with video games because of a back injury which... limited his physical activity... the infection was so severe that any extreme physical activity could have caused his spine to snap, leaving him paralyzed.

“He’d just play (video games) nonstop whenever he could,” Holly Petric said.

[Daniel's friend] Jon Johnson... said he and Daniel would play video games, particularly “Halo 3,” up to 18 hours a day.

Jon said that while he liked video games, Daniel was addicted, even going so far as to push his friends to play the games when they wanted to do something else.

The case is expected to wrap up today. The Cleveland Plain Dealer has additional coverage.

UPDATE: The Chronicle-Telegram reports that Petric's attorney argued this morning that the teen's supposed obsession with Halo 3 contributed to rendering him insane at the time of the shootings:

Daniel Petric’s attorney argued this morning that his client should be found not guilty by reason of insanity for the shooting death of his mother and wounding of his father last year in part because the 17-year-old was obsessed with the video game “Halo 3.”

 

James Kersey said Daniel, who is being tried as an adult, went looking for the sci-fi video game, not his father’s 9 mm handgun on Oct. 20, 2007. The boy’s parents, Sue and Mark Petric, had taken the game away from the boy less than a month before the shootings.


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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

The real problem here was not 'videogame addiction' or 'cabin fever'.  The real issue here is fundamentalist Christian gun nuts.  That's what we're dealing with here, but no one seems to be able to see it.  This was a kid, deeply involved in church and shooting.  I mean is it really surprising that yet another redneck bible thumping nutjob with a gun fixation has gone apeshit?

This kid's church is called 'The New Life Assembly of God' - a fundamentalist baptist church whose four main tenets include faith healing and The Rapture.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Maybe he should have been a better parent and perhaps properly stored his firearm.  Guns aren't bad, people who don't know how to use/store/operate guns are.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Sorry, I'm not a fan of guns, but even your assessment is just over the top. Yes, they were religious, but for this case, there was no "bible thumping" because, although they could've taken the game away for religioius reasons (possibly), that's not really "bible thumping." And there was no "gun fixation" because, as far as I can tell, this isn't a gun issue. It just happened to be with the game, so the kid grabbed it. But if he wanted his parents dead, he could have killed them with any number of objects, the most likely second choice being ordinary kitchen knives.

I could pretty much rearrange the whole situation. Make them athiest and no gun at all. And the outcome could still be the same; he killed his parents.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

No, I think the real problem here is that the kid is completely off his rocker. He tried to kill his parents and make it look like a murder-suicide. Christians, rednecks, and gun owners generally don't try to blow away their parents. Insane people, on the other hand, have been known to try stuff like that.

Some friendly advice: don't instantly jump to the conclusion that the problem is based on religion. That's just as bad as baselessly blaming video games for everything, and we all know how absurd that is.

But I will agree that his church sounds more than a little on the wacky side. Faith healing and Rapture theology always look a little bit fishy.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

But he wasn't just a redneck bible-thumping gun-loving nutjob; he was a redneck bible-thumping gun-loving nutjob who played video games!  And also liked snowboarding.  And probably enjoyed some brand of music or other, I don't know.  Do we really want to play the "which part of our objectionable society made him do this" game?  It's just as bad to blame religion or class as it is to blame gaming.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

I'm Christian, and i believe in the right to own guns, have a few myself, and yet when i broke my knee i didn't flip out and kill people. Simon is right, lets not run around trying to blame a religion, hobby, music, or anything else of the kind. It's makes you no better than the people who blame video games.

Humans in general have a proven track record of going batshit crazy, across the board. They can be Christian, Muslim, Atheist, whatever.

We have no idea how restrictive they were with him, or how they treated him so lets not make assumptions that just because they were religious, THAT had to be the problem. Owning a gun doesn't make you a redneck either, not sure where in this story he suddenly became a redneck O.o

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Well, the thing is, bible-loving gun nuts have a proven track record of going crazy and killing folks.  Game players do not.  I just think it's wise, if blame is going to be passed around, to put it where it most likely belongs.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Proven track record? How is that? Are you saing that out of the 100s of millions of Christians on this planet that when less than .000001% of them go nuts and kill people, that is a proven track record?

You're just as ignorant as exgamerdotnet.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Well there are plenty of other that advocate violence such as against gays or abortion clinics or Muslims or Atheists or books or liberals or the Olympics or Jews or Obama.

also i think your statistic is bullshit, provide source

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

The statistic wasn't meant to be accurate, it was meant to make a point. By generalizing all Christians as gun toting psychopaths is just as stupid as generalizing all gamers as gun toting psychopaths.

There are also plenty of Athiests who advocate irradicating religion. There are also athiests who advocate violence against liberals, gays, Muslims books, Jews etc etc.

Your arguments could be applied to any group of humanity regardless of religious affiliation and still be just as accurate.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

There are also athiests who advocate violence against liberals, gays, Muslims books, Jews etc etc.

Bullshit

hate for those groups stem from religion

many Atheists are the way they are because of that very fact

There have always been motherf*ckers, there will always be motherf*ckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherf*cking lives. -John Oliver, December 1st, 2008

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Problem here isn't guns or religion.  It is bad parenting and a poorly stored firearm in a house with children/teens.  They have locks for guns, they have safes for guns, they have all kinds of devices for gun safety.  People just don't know how to responsibly own a fire arm, especially around children.  Kids will find it, but its your job to make sure they can't use it when they do.

Why do people always look down upon gun owners?

I agree with EZK here, it isn't any particular group and individual instances like this shouldn't ever be seen as such.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Seconded, lets not try to increase or justify ignorance.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Thirded. Let's avoid the entire pot-kettle thing by trying not to make broad, baseless claims simply because we want to bash something.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

 Atleast they found the rock'n'roll music and comic books innocent. It would have been a true miscarriage of justice if  they were wrongfully convicted of making crazy-kid crazy.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Is there anyone here who wouldn't want to know the result of pre-sentencing psychiatric assessment? If not, why not?

Brad

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

I'd rather see a post-sentencing psychiatric assessment.  That way justice is served and the criminal receive treatment while serving his time in a correctional facility.

A pre-sentencing psychiatric assessment will allow the criminal to play the victim card in the attempt to receive less time in a correctional facility.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Manipulation of the facts by biased "professionals" makes for great sensationalism... and great junk science that won't help ANYONE.

The defense can find their own "expert".

The Prosecution can find their own "expert".

The court can even find their own "expert".

And it's rare that they will reach a consensus.  Even the court's own "expert" can't be totally reliable.

The impact of the mental health profession on the legal system tends to have little to nothing to do with either justice or helping the accused, contrary to popular belief. 

One could argue obvious important situations where a mental health professional could make fair and important statements regarding either the plaintiff or defendant.  But, for the most part, the "expert" is used to justify, rather than explain, the actions of the plaintiff.

There is a big difference between "This plaintiff has a mental illness which makes their ability to tell the difference between 'right' and 'wrong" and "this person was exposed to <media product/brainwashed by unscrupulous individuals/etc> so what they did wasn't their fault, it was <scapegoat's> fault".

Not to mention a lack of consistancy.  "Video games made me do it!  God says they are evil!"  "Oh, it's the fault of video games!" vs "God told me people like that should be killed!" "Oh, you're nuts!  You mental health help!"

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

I doubt it would bother anyone. The issue at had is your presumption that its a gaming illness that can be treated as opposed to the more obviously glaring issue at hand, his injury that took away an activity he was apparently really into and so were his friends. Yet you come in here and suddenly talk about how its a gaming illness that needs to be treated with medicine or some such crap, you expected people to welcome you with trumpet sound and rainbows? some confetti maybe for your amazing insight?

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Yeah, yeah, sure. Go back to your Xanax, exgamerdotnet.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

So by "addiction" we all mean "compulsion," right?  As has been mentioned here time and again, gaming isn't an addiction except by a lengthy stretch of the imagination, since it doesn't replace a physiological function in the mind or body.  (Have I got that right?  It's been a while.)

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

No, we mean "addiction" as in "We, the Parents, were too lazy to encourage diversity in our child's activities.  As such, we need a scapegoat to blame rather than putting it where it belongs, with the people who were supposed to be in charge of the child's raising.  After all, unlike sending a child to school where we have no control at all what he is exposed to there, we had far more control over what he was exposed to in our own home.  But we didn't take advantage of that control, so now we need to shift the blame from our own incompetency to someone or something else."

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

See, I don't like that definition as much, because it still implies that there's something wrong with gaming.  Besides, the father did try to take a hand in his son's raising by locking the game in the box.  (He probably shouldn't have used "7-7-7" as the combination tho.)

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

There's no jury. He waived his right to a trial by jury.

After the verdict is delivered, I hope the judge will order a psychiatric assessment before Daniel is sentenced. We know that his parents got between him and his gaming, and that the medical profession may be only a few years away from recognizing video game addiction as a treatable disorder. While there should be accountability here, I think we can learn a lot from what was going on in Daniel's mind when he committed this crime. Let's not miss this opportunity.

Brad

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

ya totally a gaming addiction, had nothing to do with the sudden change in his life where he could no longer do the activity he liked the most, snowboarding, which is how he got hurt to begin with....

Some people have a hard time coping with that kind of thing. we have no idea what drove him to that point and he definitely needs to be examined but to pin it on gaming addiction when there was clearly a more serious change in his life is stupidity.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

I'm guessing the assessment will come back saying that Daniel's mind was affected by his newly limited mobility and homebound state.  That'll prove video games were a symptom here, not a cause.

But you're right about the opportunity this presents: it's an opportunity to examine the care of injured and recovering persons, and how to manage that care so they don't go crazy.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Aren't you Canadian?

Have you never heard of Cabin Fever?  Seriously, I'd think you people would get more snow than the rest of us, and I've been snowed into a house before (in Utah).  Cabin Fever is a slang term for the claustrophobic reaction from being isolated or shut in any space (no matter how big the home/hotel, you can still get cabin fever.  Think the shining).  One of the most common symptoms is irritablity.  Of the more uncommon symptoms, increased aggression and hatred for whomever put you in your isolation have occurred (IE when he was left in his room for weeks on end with nothing constructive to do). I'm sure that being laid up from a snowboarding injury can cause a lot of aggression.

The medical profession won't recognize video game addiction because it's a crock of shit, just like they don't treat people in hospitals with scientology because its BULLSHIT.  The only places that are picking it up seem to be places of poor academic standing looking to make money off of jackasses like yourself.

Of course, way to, as always, gloat over the dead.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

 Racist much? So Canada is full of nothing but snow, ice and moose, is that? Ignorance fits you like a well tailored suit.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

At least you have snow and ice! All I get is really cold autumn! The one time I saw snow on the ground was in '07 when I was visiting up north. T-T

It is currently 70°F here with a Humidity of 70%.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

*looks out the window*

Snow?  Check.  Ice?  Check.  Moose?  Well... I don't see any, but maybe they're hiding in the snow.

Oh, and I live in Vancouver, a city that enjoys pretty much the mildest winter weather Canada has to offer.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

If you're anywhere near Christine McGlade, then "Moose" is nearby.  :)

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Yeah, I bet you guys don't have a transit strike to deal with, too.  We just got another foot of snow last night, and apparently everyone forgot how to drive in the winter due to yesterday's mild weather.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

We have a few inches right now and the buses are all running late.  And I keep hearing people complain about how incredibly cold it is.  A couple of days ago, it was even down to -5C!  Or maybe it was -7.  Either way, not cold, and right now it's a mild -2.  I am enjoying it immensely.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

 And we hate you for it. Fall into the sea already, 'couver.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Just so long as Richmond goes first and we have some time to gloat about it.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Yes, we must not miss out on misinforming, lying to, deceiving the general public to make false and fraudlent claims so that we can use the tragedies of others to push our personal agendas about not liking certain things and therefore NO ONE else should like them either because WE are the morally superior to everyone else.  Even if OUR version of "morality" includes lies and deceit.

Tell ya what, Sparky, the next time someone claims "God made me do it", I'll use YOUR argument that things we are exposed to are to blame for our actions.  So we must "protect the children!" from the horrid, evil, religious people of the world.

Or, let's go one even further.  We'll identify you, have the police smash down your door, go through EVERYTHING you own, follow you everywhere you go, watch everything you do, and when we discover things YOU like that we can label as "addictive" or "harmful", we demand it be banned and YOU be held responsible for EVERY ACTION that those things can be even vaguely linked to.

Think I'm being irrational?  Then you haven't got clue number one about history.  Whether it's a variety of music, written literature of all types, beliefs, or any number of other things, individuals, organizations, and politicians alike have sought, and in many cases have succeeded, in labeling things "harmful" and have had those things banned (even in some small way) or had them considered criminal to possess.  Indeed, many corrupt, dishonorable, unethical mental health professionals have labelled many such things as "harmful", simply because of their own biased religious beliefs imposed on their clients.

From your own writings, I suspect you agree with such attitudes.  I wonder if you would feel the same way if the things you liked or believed in now were deemed "harmful" to others, even when you didn't believe the same.  Oh well, I guess that just makes you abnormal, pathological, psychotic, and a threat to others' mental, physical, and/or sexual well being.  You'll just have to live with being seen as such since supposed "experts" and "authority figures" say so.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Actually I have seen 'think of the children' when it comes to teaching religion.  While rare, it is not unheard of for child custody cases to take one of the parent's non-christian religion into account and award the children to the other parent under the idea that teaching something non-mainstream is harmfull to the child.

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The worst part is that he won´t answer you.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Hey, if you wanna run with that religious analogue, the dad is a pastor.  I should've read the source articles sooner.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Yeah, I remember seeing that.

Interestingly enough, there was another shooting earlier this year(?) where a young man shot up a church.  GP carried the story because the guy's Parents had been heavily religiously strict and didn't allow their child access to ANY "pop culture" media.  Supposedly, they were rather religiously strict in other areas and tended to be verbally and mentally abusive to him for many years.  There were a LOT of details, including online comments by him that showed his backlash to the religious movements.  Both in regards to his Parents and to a religious Youth Movement which rejected him for some reason.

After the shooting, the religious order tried to shift the blame to his "Anti-Christian" attitudes, rather than their own strict religious beliefs and treatment of him.  Kinda hard to be against a Parent who raises their own child a certain way, following in their own beliefs.  After all, it sucks to be a kid.  But then, they didn't take responsibility for how they raised him.  They just sought out scapegoats to blame for his actions.

I think this was a Nebraska church group where this occurred.  I've got a lot of catching up to do, so I can't Google it right now.

But yeah, very similar in the area of avoiding responsibility for their own actions in raising him (whether people preceive their actions as "good" or "bad", they still aren't taking responsibility for those actions and all the agenda seekers are doing the same thing).

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

I think you are refering to the Unitarian church shooting the gunman wanted to kill "Liberals and Gays" (the unitarian church is very accepting and inclusive and therfor liberal)

Many hard-core right wing christian groups said he was an Atheist that wanted to kill christains

go further right and they say that he was an Atheist that wanted to kill christians but instead killed Unitarians, who aren't True Christians(tm) due to their tolerance

go even further right to the nutcase Phelps crowd and you get people praising him for killing "liberals and gays"

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

:: Grumble ::

Stupid double posting.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

No, I had the wrong state (but I think that's understandable since Colorado and Nebraska both suffered a number of shootings over the past couple of years (and this shooting I'm thinking of was last year (time files!))).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Colorado_YWAM_and_New_Life_shootings

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Not surprising in the least.

Over the last 30 years there have been many churches that have reacted to the new liberalism in the US (such as equal rights for women, protection for gays, etc) by swining as far as they can the other way.. since it is a pretty new movement (many are new converts or born agains who are building a structure from the ground up) they haven't really worked out how to raise their kids in it and you are ending up with a lot of really damaged children coming out of these communities who have seroius trouble coping with, well, anything.

In most cases the parents did NOT have this strict upbrining themselves and are just sorta making it up as they go along.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

 Geez, you think with Jesus getting your back you wouldn't get shot in the face. Way to drop the ball Jesus.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Jesus is the light and the way, but not a bulletproof mask.  That's why I'm glad I'm a polytheist -- I'm sure one of my gods must have some sort of ballistic shielding power.

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Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Hope you don't mind me asking; Wiccan?

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

 He's being a smart ass.

Re: Defense Blames Game Addiction in Shooting of Parents by Teen

Well, I'm polytheist with the Male and Female deities with the pantheist-like belief that all life is part of divinity.

 
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Andrew EisenSure but you said "widens," hence my confusion. Looking into it, yep, there's a tweak to completely re-frame the image, adding more info at the top and bottom. You apparently need a fairly beefy rig to keep it running smooth when you do that though.11/27/2014 - 6:48pm
Matthew Wilsonthere is vertical fov, not just horizontal fov11/27/2014 - 6:38pm
Andrew EisenWell, you can widen it to 3:1 or even 10:1 but I don't know why you'd want to. From what I understand it's the missing visual info at the top and bottom that some object to, not that there isn't enough on either side.11/27/2014 - 6:36pm
Matthew WilsonI think it widenss the fov, so you get to see more.11/27/2014 - 6:31pm
Andrew EisenI don't see how as doing so would not add any visual information to the top or bottom of the screen.11/27/2014 - 6:04pm
Matthew Wilsonfrom what I read, getting rid of the black bars and stretching it out made for a better play experience.11/27/2014 - 5:59pm
Andrew EisenFrom what I hear, there's a ton of "look up and shoot at the guys above you" stuff in the game that the wider frame doesn't accommodate such actions well.11/27/2014 - 5:55pm
 

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