Teen Shot Parents For Confiscating Halo 3
You read right. What a shame and a down right tragedy. Although if you ask me, this has got to be a case of prior premeditated murder, surely.
According to prosectors, Daniel Petric, 16 at the time of the shooting, was forbidden to buy Halo 3 by his parents, Mark and Susan Petric. The teen snuck out to purchase the game anyway, and was caught by his parents upon his return.
His father, a minister at the Life Assembly of God in Wellington, Ohio, then took it, placing the game in a lockbox — the same lockbox in which he stored his 9mm handgun.
Somehow, Petric retrieved his game and the gun from the lockbox. And according to his father, Petric entered the living room with a chilling request.
“Would you guys close your eyes? I have a surprise for you.”
At that point, he was said to shoot both of his parents in the head, killing his mother.
Mark Petric survived due to the timely arrival of his daughter and her husband, who had arrived to watch a Cleveland Indians game.
Petric’s lawyers gave an opening statement mentioning that he’d suffered from a severe staph infection and found himself homebound to games and television for a year.
Very sad story. In my opinion this has nothing to do with Halo, gaming culture or a staph infection. Just murder. Could religion take some of the blame? considering the fact it was the minister’s gun that was used.
Remarkably Daniel’s dad forgave him, and is now speaking with him and making an attempt to salvage something meaningful. The dad is certainly more emotionally invested than I am. Do slow-witted scumbags like this deserve forgiveness and a dignified three meal prison life?
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