8 year-old kills 90 yr old woman after playing "Grand Theft Auto"

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  1. dawg

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    East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office officials say they believe an
    8-year-old intentionally pulled the trigger and killed an elderly woman
    Thursday evening right after playing 'Grand Theft Auto IV'. Although
    they believe it was an intentional crime, according to Louisiana law,
    the child will not be charged.

    In what is now being called a homicide, the Sheriff's Office says it
    happened at the Country Breeze mobile home park on LA 67 near Slaughter,
    LA just after 5 p.m.
    Investigators said they found a woman with a gunshot wound to the
    head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. According to family members
    of the victim, her name was Marie Smothers. Smothers was 90 years old.
    In a release from the Sheriff's Office, it says although the child
    initially told investigators that he accidentally shot Smothers while
    playing with a firearm, the investigation has led them to believe the
    child intentionally shot her. Smothers was shot in the back of the head
    while she was in the living room watching television.
    The release also states: "By accounts of relatives of the victim, as
    well as friends of the family, the victim and the juvenile had a normal,
    loving, relationship." "Although a motive for the shooting is unknown
    at this time investigators have learned that the juvenile suspect was
    playing a video game on the Play Station III "Grand Theft Auto IV", a
    realistic game that has been associated with encouraging violence and
    awards points to players for killing people, just minutes before the
    homicide occurred."
    An autopsy was performed Friday afternoon, but results have not been released at this time.


    The 8-year-old suspect was released to his parents Thursday night. His name has not been released because of his age.


    Authorities say that Louisiana law prohibits them from charging the child with a crime because of his age.


    The law states:
    "Those who have not reached the age of 10 years are exempt from
    criminal responsibility. However, nothing in this article shall affect
    the jurisdiction of juvenile courts as established by the constitution
    and statutes of this state."

    The investigation is ongoing.

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    Amazing on so many levels.
     
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    Considering that kid grew up at the County Breeze Mobile Home Park and was raised by someone who let him play this game at 8, it was probably bound to happen eventually anyway.
     
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    Letting an 8 year old play GTA while giving him access to a loaded .38. Who'd have thought that something might go wrong??

    Why is a 90 year old woman an 8 year old's care giver?

    Also: SCLYNSKI Legier! WTF?
     
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    And was he on Ritalin or Adderall?

    Or Black?
     
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    Put the kid in a mental institution before he kills again...
     
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    If he was black, Ritalin and Adderall would be the names of his sisters.

    "Ritalin, get yo black ass inside and put on your good clothes! We gon' go visit yo daddy t'day."
     
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    nope.....under 10 years old you get a mulligan
    :facepalm:
     
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    Really man. At 8, I knew what guns did and I knew that killing was bad. This is a Michael Myers waiting to happen.
     
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    that is wrong on so many levels. i'm assuming there are no charges because the child did not understand?
     
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    No. It says he cannot be charged with anything at 8. If he did it again tomorrow and laughed about it, he couldn't be charged.
     
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    Problem solved
     
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    i don't think its the age. i bet its the maturity level. when i was that age, kids watching the 3 stoges would sometimes do their slapstick stuff irl and bang peoples' heads together because they thought it was a good thing since it was on TV every day. i guess this is the equivalent 40 years later.
     
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    really? i thought they could mandate therapy via child services.
     
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    I see: Louisiana has insane laws. I missed that at first; i thought it occurred in a modern city, not the third world.
     
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    Can't they charge the owner of the gun at least?
     
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    Mulligan? Living in a trailer park in LA, Im thinkin' his name was either MacTremond or Cletus Bobby Joe...
     
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    She's dead.
     
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    Authorities recommend counseling. :facepalm:
     
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    Oops, I shoulda watched the video :c

    that anchorwoman has a sensible haircut....