16 year old kills mom, shoot dad, for taking Halo 3 away

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  1. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    Daniel Petric killed mother, shot father because they took Halo 3 video game, prosecutors say

    by text [​IMG] Monday December 15, 2008, 11:07 AM

    Marvin Fong/The Plain Dealer Mark Petric, who is a minister, cries during testimony in the trial of his son Daniel.

    Previous post: Pastor's son charged in mother's murder, father's shooting

    ELYRIA — Daniel Petric was so angry that his father would not allow him to play the violent video game Halo 3 that he killed his mother and shot his father, then tried to make it appear to be a murder-suicide, prosecutors told a Lorain County judge this morning in the boy's murder trial.

    Petric, now 17, had sneaked out of his house to buy the game. But his parents caught him as he came in with the game and took it from him. His father, Mark, put the game in a lockbox in the parents' closet. He also kept a 9 mm handgun in the box, according to prosecutors.

    Daniel Petric took the gun and the game out of the box, they said.

    The case is being tried to a Lorain County Common Pleas judge instead of a jury at the request of Daniel Petric.

    Marvin Fong/Plain DealerDaniel Petric

    Mark Petric, who is a minister at New Life Assembly of God in Wellington, testified that before the shooting on Oct. 20, 2007, his then-16-year-old son came into the room with a question:

    "Would you guys close your eyes," Daniel Petric asked. "I have a surprise for you."

    Mark and Susan Petric

    Mark Petric said he expected a pleasant surprise. The next thing he knew, his head went numb. He had been shot in the head.

    Susan Petric, 43, died of gunshot wound to the head.
    He said the next thing he remembers is his son shoving the gun in his hand and saying, "Hey Dad, here's your gun. Take it."

    Mark Petric broke down on the witness stand as he explained how he survived the shooting. His daughter and her husband came to the house to watch an Indians game. He heard his son telling them they couldn't come in.

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

    Mark Petric said all he could do was make a guttural yell for help.
    Mark 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 Petric said, according to his father. "I'm so glad you are alive."
    "You're my son," Mark Petric responded. "You're my boy."
    Mark Petric said his son told him he could hardly live with the guilt over what he did.

    "He would cry, and I would cry," Mark Petric told the judge.
    He said Susan Petric and their son had a very close relationship.
    "He was always her little boy," Mark Petric told the judge.
    Daniel Petric's lawyers also gave a short opening statement to the judge. They said their client had been under great stress because of a snowboarding accident that resulted in a severe staph infection.
    He was homebound for a year with nothing to do but watch television and play video games.


  2. R1pperZ

    R1pperZ Registered Member

    What a fucked up story, the reasons people decide to do some of these horrific things always confuse me. This kid will spend the majority of his life in prison with the thoughts of destroying his family haunting him.
  3. BigBob

    BigBob Registered Member

    He'll end up killing himself in jail with the guilt of killing/hurting his family.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008
  4. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    I hope he does spend the rest of his miserable life in the clink. This is such a fucked situation I dont even want the Death penalty! I'd rather he just off himself with the bedsheets while he screams in solitary confinement.

    Anyone who acts that far away from sense does not belong in society. If the kid reacts that violently over a videogame and to his own blood... can you imagine how little emotion he'd have toward a Meter Maid supplying a ticket with his name on it.....
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  5. ancredelamour

    ancredelamour Registered Member

    He doesnt look like he's been having a good time in jail either! Haha
  6. salsanchezfan

    salsanchezfan Registered Member

    Wow, simply fucked up. Halo is a game, not a matter of life and death.
  7. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    This line sums it all up. I mean seriously, cry me a fucking river.

  8. Iris

    Iris rainbow 11!

    I can't believe he killed his mother... He doesn't deserve something as kind as the death penalty, but instead to to reflect on everything in jail.

    Fucking great. Now we will get all of the religious nuts going after video games.
  9. Eilt_Druin

    Eilt_Druin Registered Member

    This is the kind of crazy person that gives gaming a bad reputation. They should lock this guy up and throw away the key. He has some serious mental issues if he's willing to kill both his parents and try to cover it up like that.
  10. Stab-o-Matic5000

    Stab-o-Matic5000 Cutting Edge in Murder

    Wow, what a brilliant defense case. "No yeah, it's all cool, the guy had a staph infection. I mean, wouldn't YOU shoot your parents if you had a staph infection? I rest my case."

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