Lansdowne boy stabs brother over video game -- themorningcall.com

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A 13-year-old boy fatally stabbed his older brother with a steak knife because the older boy refused to turn over a video game controller, authorities said.
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dflprd1

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Jul 17, 2007
 
Our society is so sad, it has come to killing your brother over a video game.
fsaf

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Jul 17, 2007
 
Game over because you ran out of lives.
This New Format Sux

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Jul 17, 2007
 
"...but he was such a nice boy....".....
Patty O-Chair

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Jul 17, 2007
 
Hmmm, I wonder if there might be a link between violent video games and behavior in real life
Flavious_Maximus

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Jul 17, 2007
 
Any bets as to where the father is? Most likely in jail with the other 25% of African Americans under the age of 30.
ABC

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Jul 17, 2007
 
They will bring a lawsuit against company who manufactured video game saying it wasn't safe.

“smarty pants”

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Bethlehem, PA

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Jul 17, 2007
 
wow. what's wrong with kids?

“Made in America”

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Jul 17, 2007
 
wow...Patty I believe that there is a link between those violent games and real life...NewFormat...nice boys don't kill their brother...but some idiot will say it
Blue Mountain

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Jul 17, 2007
 
Mother out doing her thing. Who's your daddy, nobody knows. Kids left alone, probably for years with video games, movies etc. as their babysitter. Violence is all they know. This kids going to get put away for quite awhile.
Yes, it's sad.
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Jul 17, 2007
 
Again, where are the parents? How does a 13 year old think it's alright to stab someone over a video game. House rule is to give the game control away when you lose a game? Whats the house rule on killing your brother? Put the parents in Jail.
Patty O-Chair

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Jul 17, 2007
 
Thank you for getting my sarcasm

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Kelly

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Jul 17, 2007
 
Why is there no mention of any parents or guardians at all? Were they home alone? Why wasn't the person in charge of them interviewed for the article? I'm sure the parents are pieces of trash, just like these kids are gonna be in a few years. It's a vicious cycle of irresponsibility and quite apparently violence. If I even started a fight about something as stupid as a video game when I was younger, my mom (or dad) would have taken the entire thing and no one would have played it at all.

These kids are like animals that are let loose to fend for themselves, and incidents like this are the end result.
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Jul 17, 2007
 
my god...sharing is caring people!!
Kelly

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Jul 17, 2007
 
PS It's also frustrating to pretty much watch my tax dollars go right toward little gangster kids' jail time.
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Jul 17, 2007
 
Let's take a deep breath before we totally flambe the parents.

Maybe they were working? These are not small children that should have to be supervised.
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Jul 17, 2007
 
fsaf wrote:
Game over because you ran out of lives.
This was hillarious!!!
concerned

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Jul 17, 2007
 
my name is wrote:
wow. what's wrong with kids?
Not with kids but with society.
Kelly

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Jul 17, 2007
 
Patty O-Chair wrote:
Let's take a deep breath before we totally flambe the parents.
Maybe they were working? These are not small children that should have to be supervised.
Sure, they're old enough now that they shouldn't need parents supervising them. But the problem is that they obviously never had any valuable supervision when they were younger. Then again, I guess children shouldn't have to be told not to stab each other over a game.
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Jul 17, 2007
 
Kelly wrote:
PS It's also frustrating to pretty much watch my tax dollars go right toward little gangster kids' jail time.
you certainly have a big heart. a boy is killed, society is falling apart and you sit talking about tax money and calling the kid a gangster. just remember it is someone's sons.
Kath

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Jul 17, 2007
 
This is so sad. In video games when you stab something, it comes back to life the next time you press reset. Kids don't realize death in real life is forever. I feel for the parents who could have been outback resting on their patio.

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