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Old 10-23-2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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Local news here, Brighton Township, Ohio

Halo 3 addiction leads to Shooting/Murder

Lorain County - Daniel Petric appeared in court Monday morning wearing his Detention Home uniform and listening as charges of Murder and Attempted Murder were placed against him. Petric may face life in prison.

Petric will now be bound over to Lorain County Common Pleas Court, where it is possible he could be tried as an adult for allegedly shooting his parents after an argument in the family home on Saturday night.

Petric, a Halo/Halo 2/Halo 3 video game fanatic had been arguing with his father after being told he couldn’t play the violent games. Petric had told authorities that he grew tired of arguing with his parents about it, so he retrieved his fathers 9mm semi automatic hand gun and shot them.

Shortly after the shooting, the Petric’* oldest daughter, Heidi Archer and her husband Andrew Archer, arrived at the home to watch the Tribe game with her parents. Daniel would not let the couple enter the home, stopping them at the door. The couple feared something wrong and forced their way inside and found the couple shot and lying on separate couches. Andrew Archer checked Mrs. Petric for a pulse but could not find one so he then moved to Mr. Petric and performed CPR until Medics from Southern Lorain County EMS arrived.

While the Archers were checking the parents Daniel grabbed the keys to his fathers van and fled the home. He was spotted and detained by Wellington Police a short time later in Wellington. Daniel could be heard on the Police car Dash Cam blaming his mother and father for the shooting.

Lorain County Sheriff’* Department say that through interviews and physical evidence gathered at the scene they believe that Daniel was the shooter and acted alone. During the call to 9-1-1 that night, Heidi Archer named her brother as the shooter.

Daniel is scheduled to be back in court next month for a probable cause hearing[/b]
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Sorry, I don't care what anyone says. Video games don't cause this stuff.
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I've been playing games like that since I was a kid, and I've never shot anyone (Nor would I, save in self-defense or to protect someone else). It'* mental issues, not video games, that cause this sort of thing.
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Have to agree with you guys. That kid definitely has issues.
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Yeah I agree. I posted it to get opinions, and the headline the paper posted is the one the topic name is. The kid does have some issues, that'* for sure. Where he lives is not far from me at all, and I know some people that live in that area, and he apparently throws many temper tantrums out in the yard when he doesn't get his way.
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Sorry, I don't care what anyone says. Video games don't cause this stuff.


Agreed,I am so tired of these stereotypes and politicans blaming violence on games,hell for me it helped me relive stress by blowing away lots of bad guys and whatnot....
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I would have to blame parenting, Television and the video games for something like this.

Parenting because they should have taught the child how to settle his/her differences in a peaceful manner. Also, they should have limited his use of said game early on, and not let him become "addicted" to the game.

Television because many shows seem to glorify violence, and when they show people getting off on a crime because of a good lawyer or lack of evidence, this makes people think that it could be the same for them.

The video games cause they too glorify violence and the thought that you have to kill everything to win. If we had more games that had the main character just playing in the yard, or Spending a day at school, I think that the violence would be reduced.

As for the kid having mental problems? I think that is really a way of covering up the other issues. He shot his parents, he must have had anger issues or was abused as a child seem to be lines often heard. Those would both go back to parenting (abusing your child is not good parenting most places) Now this is not saying that abuse doesn't cause a mental condition, it is saying that the root of abuse by parents is in fact bad parenting.
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Forgot to mention, the article from a few days ago noted that the father was a pastor at a church in that area, and that the family is very religious.
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You can talk until you are blue in the face. The kid was screwed up before the television or game ever came into the picture.
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Halo is not really a "realistic" game in most senses..

He shot his parents cuz he was pissed at them and his head isn't wired right... Not cuz he killed some aliens in a game.
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