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Lone Idiots That Make The Rest Of Us Look Bad

OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Singularity Engine++
I was checking up on a blog web-site I regularly visit and it led me to this. It's pretty horrible for the family and not too great for the gaming community either.
ELYRIA — Daniel Petric shot his parents -- killing his mother -- because they wouldn't allow him to play the violent video game Halo 3, prosecutors told a judge at the boy's murder trial Monday (December 15, 2008).

The trial, on charges of murder and attempted murder, opened Monday for Petric, 17, of Brighton Township. He is being tried without a jury before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge.

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty because of Petric's age. In their opening state ments, prosecutors outlined this version of events surrounding the shooting:

In September 2007, Daniel, then 16, had sneaked out of his bedroom window to purchase the game at a store against his father's orders. When he returned home, his parents caught him with the game and took it from him. His father, Mark, a minister at New Life Assembly of God in Wellington, put the game in a lockbox in a closet where he also kept a 9mm handgun, according to prosecutors.

About a month later, on Oct. 20, 2007, Daniel used his father's key to open the lockbox and remove the gun and the game. The boy shot his parents, killing his mother and gravely wounding his father. As his father lay wounded, Daniel tried to place the gun in his father's hand.

Daniel fled after his sister and her husband arrived at the house, taking the Halo 3 game with him.
Mark and Susan Petric

Also on Monday, a tearful Mark Petric testified that his son came up behind him as he sat on the couch and said, "Would you guys close your eyes? I have a surprise for you."

Petric, 45, said he "expected a pleasant surprise" and closed his eyes. Then his head went numb. As the blood poured from a bullet wound in his head, he realized his wife, Susan Petric, 43, was lying dead on a nearby loveseat, shot in the head, arms and chest.

Petric said his son shoved the gun into his hand saying, "Hey Dad, here's your gun. Take it."

Mark Petric broke down on the witness stand as he said he believes he survived the shooting only because his daughter and husband arrived at the house to watch an Indians game. He heard his son telling them they couldn't come inside.

"You guys shouldn't come in," Mark Petric recalled his son saying. "Mom and Dad had a big argument."

The couple, Heidi and Andrew Archer, testified they heard a moan - possibly their names being groaned - from inside the house, pushed their way in and found the elder Petric wounded and his wife dead. The elder Petric, through his shattered jaw, managed to say his son had shot him, while Daniel tried to blame his father.

Heidi Archer called 9-1-1 and then realized that Daniel had picked up the handgun that had been lying on the couch. Her husband took the gun from the boy, who gave it up without resistance.

The boy ran out of the house and fled in the family van. He was caught by Wellington police a short time later, the Halo 3 game still on the front seat.

Daniel showed little emotion throughout the trial except when his mother's autopsy photos were flashed on a large screen. He bowed his head and stared at his hands for about 20 minutes while the photos were discussed.

Petric was allowed to visit his son in jail over the past year. He said his son has apologized. "Dad, I'm so sorry for what I did to Mom, to you and to the family," Daniel said, according to his father. "I'm so glad you are alive."

"You're my son," Petric responded. "You're my boy."

He said his wife and their son had a very close relationship.

"He was always her little boy," Petric told the judge.

Heidi Archer said the family has forgiven her brother and want him to come home because the family cannot heal until they are all together.

Daniel's lawyer, James Kersey, gave a short opening statement. He said his client had been under great stress at the time of the shooting because of a snowboarding accident that resulted in a severe staph infection. It left Daniel with such severe spinal damage that the slightest injury could leave him paralyzed.

Daniel was homebound for a year with nothing to do but watch television and play video games, Kersey said. It was during that time that he became fascinated with the Halo series and would play them for hours at friends' houses. His father forbade the games, saying that were too violent and sexually explicit.

EDIT: Looking this over, this probably doesn't do the parenting community any favors either.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Man, he couldn't even kill both his parents. You figure all of his time playing that virtual murder simulator he could have known how to actually kill people.

    Kids these days.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood I'm At Your House On The Hill. I Fucked Your Girl And Your Neighbor.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Us gamers, huh? Us gamers.

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  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    He should have taken the X-Box away. That usually works out a lot better.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Since when was halo sexually explicit.

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Goatmon wrote: »
    He should have taken the X-Box away. That usually works out a lot better.

    Probably only so much space next to that 9mm.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood I'm At Your House On The Hill. I Fucked Your Girl And Your Neighbor.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    at least he didn't rocket jump himself to death, right?

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Cortana and her rude tits, makin' kids shoot people

    her name was cortana right?

    fuck I don't care it's halo

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    This is so depressingly retarded.

    That's a human life gone, because a kid wasn't allowed to play a video game.

    And the way he did it?! "Look I have a surprise for you!"
    This kid is clearly a psychopath.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    halo is sexually explicit now? does cortana give master chief a virtual blowjob? do you get to rape one of those little pod aliens? what the hell?

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Goatmon wrote: »
    He should have taken the X-Box away. That usually works out a lot better.

    Remember that other kid that ran away after his Xbox got taken away?

    Then he froze to death?

    Good times.

    Death to PA.
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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Seriously though, this kid is a fucking stupid dick

    I mean

    Halo's fun and all

    but is it really worth killing your parents over

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Mysst wrote: »
    halo is sexually explicit now? does cortana give master chief a virtual blowjob? do you get to rape one of those little pod aliens? what the hell?

    You obviously haven't played the AO version of the game.

    Two words: Arbiter. Cock.

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    But it's pretty much bad parenting ideas.

    Confiscate Halo 3. Hide Halo 3 in box. Also hidden in box: Handgun.

    Death to PA.
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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Playing video games doesn't make you violent: restricting video games does.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Goatmon wrote: »
    He should have taken the X-Box away. That usually works out a lot better.

    Remember that other kid that ran away after his Xbox got taken away?

    Then he froze to death?

    Good times.

    Oh is that what happened? Huh.

    Also Mori, dude clearly had so many other issues that saying he killed his parents because of the video game is missing a lot of information.

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Just imagine that shit.

    Imagine yourself going into your kitchen, telling your parents to close their eyes, saying that line, and then putting a gun to each of their heads and pulling the trigger.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Goatmon wrote: »
    He should have taken the X-Box away. That usually works out a lot better.

    Remember that other kid that ran away after his Xbox got taken away?

    Then he froze to death?

    Good times.

    Is that how that turned out?

    Spoiler:
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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    But it's pretty much bad parenting ideas.

    Confiscate Halo 3. Hide Halo 3 in box. Also hidden in box: Handgun.

    I really don't think "blame the parents" covers this one

    I mean going by the story it seems like they were pretty good parents, and it mentions that he and his mother were particularly close

    kid is just crazy

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  • NadsNads Bob Ducca Asleep in a cul-de-sac.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    If his parents had any brains, they'd have strafed right and hit him with a sticky grenade.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    Just imagine that shit.

    Imagine yourself going into your kitchen, telling your parents to close their eyes, saying that line, and then putting a gun to each of their heads and pulling the trigger.

    No.

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Nads wrote: »
    If his parents had any brains, they'd have strafed right and hit him with a sticky grenade.

    Well if they did have any they surely don't have any now.. heyoo...

    ...
    ...

    I hate myself.

    http://atlanticus.tumblr.com/ PSN: Atlanticus 3DS: 1590-4692-3954 Steam: Artreus
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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Nads wrote: »
    If his parents had any brains, they'd have strafed right and hit him with a sticky grenade.

    Oh Nads <3

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  • NadsNads Bob Ducca Asleep in a cul-de-sac.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    Artreus wrote: »
    Nads wrote: »
    If his parents had any brains, they'd have strafed right and hit him with a sticky grenade.

    Well if they did have any they surely don't have any now.. heyoo...

    ...
    ...

    I hate myself.

    Art, if I didn't already love you, I do now.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    Nice shirt, Dan.

    Spoiler:
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  • NadsNads Bob Ducca Asleep in a cul-de-sac.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    The eyes of a cold blooded killer.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I don't know about you guys, but I have got to get me a copy of Goregasm: The Legend Of Dongslayer

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Nads wrote: »
    Artreus wrote: »
    Nads wrote: »
    If his parents had any brains, they'd have strafed right and hit him with a sticky grenade.

    Well if they did have any they surely don't have any now.. heyoo...

    ...
    ...

    I hate myself.

    Art, if I didn't already love you, I do now.

    both of you

    go to the corner

    you miscreants

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2008
    august wrote: »
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    Nice shirt, Dan.

    oh shit

    daric shot his parents?

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    ahahahaha

    well played

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  • NadsNads Bob Ducca Asleep in a cul-de-sac.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    Ahahaha.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Here's something to make us all feel better

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    daaawwwwwww

    haha, that cat fixes printers like my coworkers!

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    Here's something to make us all feel better

    kci461.jpg

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww

    My cold heart

    it is melting

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    He's going straight for the Achilles tendon.

    I bet he's called Hector.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Don't you mean Paris?

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Paris was a fag.

    This bear clearly is not.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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  • NadsNads Bob Ducca Asleep in a cul-de-sac.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    This bear loves women.

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  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive Damn these electric sex pants! Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Hector ran away from Achilles before being skewered and dragged behind his chariot. Paris spent most of his time either fucking or fighting.

    Another successful post, thanks to the power of Spacestar Ordering™!
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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'd love to wrestle with that bear.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
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