Two Boys, Two Different Acts Of Crimes — Both Of Which Are Videogame Related
Videogames has done it again. The past-time has led children to commit brutal crimes, all of which just shows how the medium is actually bad–for certain people. In two different stories, two different children acted out in a fit of rage–last year. We’re reporting this now as the cases have finally come before a court.
A 911 call from 14-year-old Noah Crooks (pictured above), from Iowa, showed that the boy shot his mother 20 times, in 2012. The trial in court began this week, and it will attempt to explain everything that happened.
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According to the report, Noah’s mom, Gretchen Crooks, had confiscated his Call of Duty game. Three hours later, she was shot to death in a fit of rage.
“I’m not joking at all. She’s dead. I’m scared. I killed my mom with my .22. I don’t know why I did it,” he told the 911 dispatcher. “I tried to rape her. I tried to rape her but I couldn’t do it.”
The game apparently led to bad grades at school, where his mom took the game away. Thereafter, “Something just came over me,” he said.
Noah’s defence team opened with their side of the story last week, where they tried to get one of his friends to establish the rapid change in Noah’s behaviour.
Following this story, was the throat slashing due to Gears of War. This was in Scotland.
A 14-year-old boy admitted to slashing a 13-year-old’s throat over the game, said Scottish officials.
The 14-year-old boy, who is already a father, lost his temper and really hurt someone. The court seems to believe that Gears of War was definitely the reason as to why the boy lost his mind and attacked his friend.
“The reporting officer was of the opinion that the violent video games played online by the accused may have been a factor in his conduct,” the prosecutor told the court.
“These games are rated 18 and shouldn’t be played by children of this young age —but online gaming may be outside their parents’ knowledge,” the chairman of the Scottish Police Federation said. “We need to look again at what we can do to stop this.”
This offense took place in April of 2012 when the two boys met. The 14-year-old slashed the younger one’s throat so deeply that his windpipe was exposed. Thereafter, the boy “sneered at his victim: ‘Don’t die,’ before calmly walking off.”
Now, am I the only one still creeped out by Noah trying to rape his mother?