Banned Gamer Kills Dad

April 15, 2010 -

A terrible story emerging from Russia details the story of a 14-year old boy reacting to having his videogame privileges revoked by killing his sleeping father with two blows to the head from a sledge hammer.

The events took place in the Russian town of Tuapse just after midnight on April 12, reports a story on News.com.au. The boy’s parents had taken his keyboard away from him in order to curb his computer game playing, but after the killing, “the boy's frightened mother gave him the keyboard back and the boy played computer games for several more hours until he fell asleep.”

Once the boy fell asleep, his mother called relatives, who, in turn, called police. The boy is old enough to be charged with murder under Russian law.


|Via Kotaku, Thanks Andrew|


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Re: Banned Gamer Kills Dad

More like needs help. I think there were problems w/the dad & family between the boy.

 

 

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Re: Banned Gamer Kills Dad

Is it wrong that the term "banhammer" comes to mind?

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Noooh, must resist stupid BAN jokes

 

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BOOM, Headshot!

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I'm surprised the 14 year old could use the sledgehammer effectively, he must be truly disturbed especially to go straight back to video games.

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sorry but "Bang, bang, Maxwell's silver hammer came down upon his head."

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I know it's inappropriate but that was really funny.

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Re: Banned Gamer Kills Dad

I Blame Peter Gabriel.

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You've got a point there, Shock The Monkey is clearly about patricide

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Makes me wonder if he was playing Red Faction: Guerrilla.

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Or possibly Team Fortress.

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Ya, it's pretty clear this isn't about gaming.  Being banned from playing just happened to be what set the kid off.  Anyone who would beat their father to death with a sledge hammer while he sleeps has bigger issues.

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Re: Banned Gamer Kills Dad

Damn right, hammer him when he's awake or not at all

Re: Banned Gamer Kills Dad

This kid probably had issues before all the gaming, but of course the politicans and stuff will more then likely ignore all that.

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I keep telling you people, take the sledgehammers out of peoples homes, and these kinds of killings will stop!

Obviously i'm joking here, but the serious side of what i'm saying is this. You can blame anything on anything.

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That's sad on so many levels. Wasn't there an incident similar to this from Russia as well last year? More mental health programs needed there, I'm guessing.

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As much as we try to put a good face on gaming and try to piant these cases as the exception rather than the rule, it takes just one of these cases for the scaremongers to get fired up into another banning attempt.

Saddest part is people wil llikely hinge on the kid's gaming and ignore ALL other possible factors.

Let's just hope no lawyers leave the country headign for Russia.

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If you mean who I think you mean he is no longer a lawyer.

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Nothing like a Psychopath to ruin your evening. How you can go from killing your father, right back to playing video games is beyond me. This guy was mentally disturbed.

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Daniel Petric´s case all over again.

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Re: Banned Gamer Kills Dad

I wonder how unmanaged the child was BEFORE they took the keyboard.

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"The boy is old enough to be charged with murder under Russian law."

Good.

 

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