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"An Ohio teenager who shot and killed his mother and wounded his minister father has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for crimes rooted in his obsession with video games with violent themes."
Here's the Rough summary of the story. This Kid (Daniel Petric, 17) wants halo 3, but The parents won't buy the game for Daniel. So Daniel being so immersed in the gaming world thought if he shot his parents they would clearly respawn and realize he really wants halo 3, But see in the real world when you get shot in the head no announcer yells "HEADSHOT!" The story takes a turn for the worse when he ends up killing his mother and injuring his father.Apparently he didn't think the gun would hurt his parents because it doesn't happen that way in halo 3. I have to say in all seriousness this does deal a heavy blow to gaming in some sense. Almost all the people I have discussed this with end up on the Daniel's side saying that its video games as a whole that are to blame. I don't know the full story and I'm sure not many do. There's no telling how the parents treated this kid or vice versa. Daniel could have been mentally ill, but with that being said its sad to see this happen and at the same time see these kind of excuses still holding ground in trial. Any other time A kid of this age commits a murder its insanity, but now we have a catalyst....halo 3. This does go back to the question of gaming being mature yet and as such possibility causing something like this to happen.