Our Violent Society

halo_3_final_boxshotSome stories speak for themselves… A 17 year old has been convicted of murder in ohio after shooting his parents for taking away his copy of Halo 3. The teen planned the murder for weeks, placing the gun in his father’s hand to make it look like a murder suicide. The teen fled the murder scene carrying only his copy of Halo 3. His father survived but his mother died from a wound to the head. The teen’s defense attorney pleaded insanity stating that the boy was dangerously addicted to Halo 3.  The judge in the case is quoted as saying “”I firmly believe that Daniel Petric had no idea at the time he hatched this plot that if he killed his parents they would be dead forever.”
Murder conviction for teen in ‘Halo’ case [cnet]