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D&D player kills coworker with homemade sword

see317see317 Registered User regular
edited October 2006 in Critical Failures
http://www.courttv.com/trials/flemons/102406_background_ctv.html
James Flemons was so obsessed with fantasy role-playing games that he didn't know fantasy from reality, his lawyer says.

Don't know if this should go here or D&D but I figured I'd try here first.
Long story short, the guy walks into work with a homemade samurai sword, kills a coworker who had been teasing him about his role-playing hobby then goes to get a beer and cigar.

According to the article, this isn't the first time he's attacked people with a sword either, facing a conviction in 98 for attacking his uncle and then the police officer who responded.

So, insane person who should be locked up, or greatest LARP ever?

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Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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  • naporeonnaporeon Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
  • alternatingAberrationalternatingAberration I am the milk man My milk is deliciousRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    That's actually pretty awesome.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    so that's what happened to cronyx

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  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    PipTheFair wrote:
    so that's what happened to cronyx
    badum-psh

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    see317 wrote:
    http://www.courttv.com/trials/flemons/102406_background_ctv.html
    James Flemons was so obsessed with fantasy role-playing games that he didn't know fantasy from reality, his lawyer says.

    Don't know if this should go here or D&D but I figured I'd try here first.
    Long story short, the guy walks into work with a homemade samurai sword, kills a coworker who had been teasing him about his role-playing hobby then goes to get a beer and cigar.

    According to the article, this isn't the first time he's attacked people with a sword either, facing a conviction in 98 for attacking his uncle and then the police officer who responded.

    So, insane person who should be locked up, or greatest LARP ever?

    Guy looks nothing like what I was expectin'. :P

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  • mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Another link from the same site:
    http://www.courttv.com/trials/flemons/102506_ctv.html
    Defense attorney David Roby said his client, James Flemons, was in the throes of a schizophrenic episode on Oct. 27, 2004, and believed he was a ninja killing a foe when he attacked and killed his 43-year-old co-worker Anthony Williams.

    "He became his fantasy," Roby said. "He was a ninja doing an honorable thing with a person he perceived to be his confederate who he had a beef with."

    I say he should be sentenced to death via frisbee in the throat.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Hey so, a lot of people are going to be pretty pissed that you just suggested that we execute a mentally handicapped person.

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  • greyningreynin Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    PipTheFair wrote:
    Hey so, a lot of people are going to be pretty amused that you just suggested that we execute a mentally handicapped person with a frisbee.

    Fixed for moral debate. Please to be finding a more suitable forum.

    Edit: The man made his own samurai sword. He's not mentally challenged, he's a craftsman savant!

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  • naporeonnaporeon Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Another link from the same site:
    http://www.courttv.com/trials/flemons/102506_ctv.html
    Defense attorney David Roby said his client, James Flemons, was in the throes of a schizophrenic episode on Oct. 27, 2004, and believed he was a ninja killing a foe when he attacked and killed his 43-year-old co-worker Anthony Williams.

    "He became his fantasy," Roby said. "He was a ninja doing an honorable thing with a person he perceived to be his confederate who he had a beef with."

    I say he should be sentenced to death via frisbee in the throat.
    Too bad you can't make ranged Vorpal weapons.

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  • awesome_andyawesome_andy Registered User
    edited October 2006
    That guy looks like the last person I would mock for playing D&D.
    Than again I play D&D so I wouldn't laugh at him in the first place.
    DMing that guy must have been awkward,
    "Okay James you enter the tavern, what do you do?"
    "KILL THE MOTHERFUCKER WHO HAS MADE MY LIFE HELL!!!!"
    "I'll just put you down for 'going to bed'."

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    I think he is neither awesome nor andy.
  • -SPI--SPI- Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
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