A Result of Violent Video Games

Are violent video games benign, values-neutral entertainment? Not according to the case of Daniel Petric.

Teenager Daniel Petric had an obsession with a violent video game that warped his sense of reality. When his parents realized its harmful effects and took the game away, he murdered them his mother and nearly fatally wounded his father by shooting them both in the head. The AP news story quotes the judge as saying, “I firmly believe that Daniel Petric had no idea at the time he hatched this plot that if he killed his parents they would be dead forever.” His defense attorney pled not guilt by reason of insanity.