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Video nut slayed sister
The sun ^ | 26/01/06 | CLODAGH HARTLEY

Posted on 01/26/2006 3:01:34 PM PST by chunk2005

A TEENAGER obsessed with a killer video game was yesterday found guilty of murdering his sister by torching his home in a twisted bid to slaughter his entire family. The 16-year-old — who modelled himself on a half-human/half-demon PlayStation 2 character — also hit his brother with an axe leaving him brain-damaged.

The lad always wore black Goth clothes and called himself Dante after the killer character in 15-rated game Devil May Cry, the Old Bailey heard.

He launched the arson attack to rid himself of his family in the hope he would be adopted by a rich couple.

The boy — who was 14 at the time — outlined his plan in a note found by police. It read: “Operation New Life. Kill family. Lose memory. Get adopted by rich couple. It all starts.”

He axed his 12-year-old brother before starting the blaze in Lewisham, South London.

His parents and 16-year-old sister escaped but his 11-year-old sister died of smoke inhalation.

At first the lad lied that a gunman told him to carry out the attack.

Sir Allan Green, prosecuting, said the boy wrote a reminder to cut himself to make it look like “a demon had done it”.

Yesterday a jury convicted him of his sister’s murder by a 10-2 majority. He was also found guilty of attempting to murder his brother and arson with intent to endanger life.

His family — who stuck by him — said he was “a bit of a loner”. He was remanded in custody for pre-sentence reports.

Last night pressure group Mediawatch accused the games industry of “living in denial” of the consequences of their products.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: videogame
What the f*** was this kid on
1 posted on 01/26/2006 3:01:34 PM PST by chunk2005
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To: chunk2005

Goth Kills?


2 posted on 01/26/2006 3:02:51 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: chunk2005
His family — who stuck by him — said he was “a bit of a loner”.

Sounds as if we have a family problem here.

3 posted on 01/26/2006 3:03:28 PM PST by madprof98
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To: TexasCajun

Only if you don't have a safe word.

parsy, the dark.


4 posted on 01/26/2006 3:03:47 PM PST by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: parsifal

Great another nut case for every body to put the blame on video games and heavy music. I can't believe his family says they will stick by him. Maybe crazy runs in the family!!!!


5 posted on 01/26/2006 3:06:07 PM PST by Habble Gabble
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To: chunk2005
His family — who stuck by him — said he was “a bit of a loner”. He was remanded in custody for pre-sentence reports.

Last night pressure group Mediawatch accused the games industry of “living in denial” of the consequences of their products.

Sounds like games industry ain't the only ones living in denial!

6 posted on 01/26/2006 3:06:35 PM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON!)
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To: chunk2005
Last night pressure group Mediawatch accused the games industry of “living in denial” of the consequences of their products.

It could have been a book, a movie, a news story to set him off...The kid is nuts and deserves to be put out of his misery.
7 posted on 01/26/2006 3:06:43 PM PST by Dallas59 ((“You love life, while we love death"( Al-Qaeda & Democratic Party))
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To: chunk2005
The lad always wore black Goth clothes and called himself Dante after the killer character in 15-rated game Devil May Cry, the Old Bailey heard.

We have a guy at work that used to sing in a Goth band. When I asked them why they wore black all the time his respons was: "It's better than wearing suits and ties and killing babies like Republicans?"

8 posted on 01/26/2006 3:06:56 PM PST by raybbr (ANWR is a barren, frozen wasteland - like the mind of a democrat!)
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To: chunk2005
His family — who stuck by him — said he was “a bit of a loner”.

This is a Monty Python episode?---"A bit of a loner, 'e was."

9 posted on 01/26/2006 3:06:57 PM PST by San Jacinto (Hearing something on the network news is reason enough to disbelieve it.)
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To: chunk2005
"Slew."

Sheesh. Murder is one thing...

10 posted on 01/26/2006 3:07:44 PM PST by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: madprof98

Hey! The kid needs our sympathy -- he's just lost his sister, and his brother is brain damaged. Sheesh!
/Sarc


11 posted on 01/26/2006 3:08:51 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (")
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To: chunk2005
.He launched the arson attack to rid himself of his family in the hope he would be adopted by a rich couple.

Insanity works in strange ways.
Kid dresses like a goth and calls himself Dante after a killer...

Every rich family I know wants to adopt a mess like that...

12 posted on 01/26/2006 3:09:47 PM PST by Publius6961
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To: San Jacinto
This is a Monty Python episode?

Only if the kid's name is Sniveling Little Rat-Faced Git.

13 posted on 01/26/2006 3:10:15 PM PST by reformed_democrat
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To: chunk2005; b4its2late
In Devil May Cry, you kill demons...
14 posted on 01/26/2006 3:11:24 PM PST by YanksGiants2000
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To: Habble Gabble
Great another nut case for every body to put the blame on video games and heavy music.

It's often hard to distinguish cause from effect.
This kid was probably 5 cans short of a six pack video games or no.

15 posted on 01/26/2006 3:11:36 PM PST by Publius6961
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To: raybbr
We have a guy at work that used to sing in a Goth band. When I asked them why they wore black all the time his respons was: "It's better than wearing suits and ties and killing babies like Republicans?"
The next question would be "Why are you guys morons?" Find me an abortion doctor or a NOW cow that votes Republican.
16 posted on 01/26/2006 3:13:21 PM PST by digitalbrownshirt (http://digitalbrownshirt.blogspot.com)
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To: Publius6961

And his parents were SIX cans short of six-pack!


17 posted on 01/26/2006 3:14:22 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: TexasCajun

Keep teaching them everything is relative, and that they are only highly evolved animals, then watch them work.


18 posted on 01/26/2006 3:18:23 PM PST by Clump
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To: Lijahsbubbe; bearsgirl90
His family — who stuck by him — said he was “a bit of a loner”.

I suppose that is the justification for allowing the kid to spend all day every day playing with video death games? He was a bit of a loner so what the heck, that's the way the biscuit crumbles...

19 posted on 01/26/2006 3:18:50 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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To: prion

Thank you. I was about to bite through my lower lip, there.


20 posted on 01/26/2006 3:21:12 PM PST by Fatuncle (Were I not ignorant, I would not come here to learn.)
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To: chunk2005

Shades of Harris and Klebold. (Remember Columbine?)


21 posted on 01/26/2006 3:26:04 PM PST by nightdriver
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To: chunk2005

The lad? The Brits can always make the ghoulish things sweet.


22 posted on 01/26/2006 3:30:15 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: wagglebee; MillerCreek

This is an interesting article especially if one reads this link:

http://www.killology.com/

"KILLOLOGY, (n): The scholarly study of the destructive act, just as sexology is the scholarly study of the procreative act. In particular, killology focuses on the reactions of healthy people in killing circumstances (such as police and military in combat) and the factors that enable and restrain killing in these situations. This field of study was pioneered by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, in his Pulitzer-nominated book, On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society."

I heard him on the radio once or twice. He makes a huge distinction between servicemen being trained to kill (a necessity, with the restraint of following legitimate authority and killing only under orders) and ultra violent games, which do not train to serve under authority, but only to kill.


23 posted on 01/26/2006 4:12:46 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: chunk2005
What the f*** was this kid on

Same thing these people are on.

Demonic Evil.


24 posted on 01/26/2006 4:29:21 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: TexasCajun
...outlined his plan in a note found by police. It read: “Operation New Life. Kill family. Lose memory. Get adopted by rich couple. It all starts.”

I think he left out a very important part of the plan...."Kill family. Lose memory. DESTROY NOTE. Get adopted by rich couple.

25 posted on 01/26/2006 4:56:55 PM PST by Hildy (The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth)
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26 posted on 01/26/2006 6:12:22 PM PST by MillerCreek
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To: chunk2005
A kid who sat behind me in high school used to flip through still images of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" during class. Day after day. Week after week. His father, who was a dentist, built him his own movie theater in the basement where he watched horror movies. His favorites were "Dawn of the Dead" and "TCM."

Are you curious as to where he is today? Take a look.

"Whatever is pure, whatever is good, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, think on these things" --St. Paul

27 posted on 01/27/2006 4:47:07 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: little jeremiah

I agree wholeheartedly. Some children may be able to distinguish the difference between reality and fantasy. My youngest cannot, so therefore we allow NO violent video games at home anymore. Not worth the behavior issues that arise from that type of stimulation. Whoever disbelieves that there is a strong association between violent video games and SOME children's behavior is welcome to come and visit me anytime. One hour of my 13 year old on "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" is sure to change your mind really quickly. It's up to the parents to be parents and say NO to things they know their child or children can't handle. The temper tantrums don't last THAT long..... I know.


28 posted on 01/27/2006 6:17:49 AM PST by redlocks322
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To: Aquinasfan
Woah. I thought that my some of my former classmates might beat out your link, but you win....bigtime.

Is your classmate Gage or the director?

29 posted on 01/27/2006 6:31:24 AM PST by Artist
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His family — who stuck by him

I'm speechless.

30 posted on 01/27/2006 6:35:00 AM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: Artist
Is your classmate Gage or the director?

The director, David DeFalco.

And check out his recent antics at a horror film festival screening.

31 posted on 01/27/2006 7:08:12 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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