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

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  1. NicksMods

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    Mark Petric, who is a minister, cries during testimony in the trial of his son Daniel.



    ELYRIA Daniel Petric shot his parents -- killing his mother -- because they wouldn't allow him to play the violent video game Halo 3, prosecutors told a judge at the boy's murder trial Monday.

    The trial, on charges of murder and attempted murder, opened Monday for Petric, 17, of Brighton Township. He is being tried without a jury before Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge.

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    Daniel Petric



    Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty because of Petric's age. In their opening state ments, prosecutors outlined this version of events surrounding the shooting:
    In September 2007, Daniel, then 16, had sneaked out of his bedroom window to purchase the game at a store against his father's orders. When he returned home, his parents caught him with the game and took it from him. His father, Mark, a minister at New Life Assembly of God in Wellington, put the game in a lockbox in a closet where he also kept a 9mm handgun, according to prosecutors.

    About a month later, on Oct. 20, 2007, Daniel used his father's key to open the lockbox and remove the gun and the game. The boy shot his parents, killing his mother and gravely wounding his father. As his father lay wounded, Daniel tried to place the gun in his father's hand.

    Daniel fled after his sister and her husband arrived at the house, taking the Halo 3 game with him.


    Mark and Susan Petric
    Also on Monday, a tearful Mark Petric testified that his son came up behind him as he sat on the couch and said, "Would you guys close your eyes? I have a surprise for you."
    Petric, 45, said he "expected a pleasant surprise" and closed his eyes. Then his head went numb. As the blood poured from a bullet wound in his head, he realized his wife, Susan Petric, 43, was lying dead on a nearby loveseat, shot in the head, arms and chest.

    Petric said his son shoved the gun into his hand saying, "Hey Dad, here's your gun. Take it."[​IMG]

    Mark Petric broke down on the witness stand as he said he believes he survived the shooting only because his daughter and husband arrived at the house to watch an Indians game. He heard his son telling them they couldn't come inside.

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

    The couple, Heidi and Andrew Archer, testified they heard a moan - possibly their names being groaned - from inside the house, pushed their way in and found the elder Petric wounded and his wife dead. The elder Petric, through his shattered jaw, managed to say his son had shot him, while Daniel tried to blame his father.

    Heidi Archer called 9-1-1 and then realized that Daniel had picked up the handgun that had been lying on the couch. Her husband took the gun from the boy, who gave it up without resistance.

    The boy ran out of the house and fled in the family van. He was caught by Wellington police a short time later, the Halo 3 game still on the front seat.

    Daniel showed little emotion throughout the trial except when his mother's autopsy photos were flashed on a large screen. He bowed his head and stared at his hands for about 20 minutes while the photos were discussed.

    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 said, according to his father. "I'm so glad you are alive."

    "You're my son," Petric responded. "You're my boy."

    He said his wife and their son had a very close relationship.

    "He was always her little boy," Petric told the judge.

    Heidi Archer said the family has forgiven her brother and want him to come home because the family cannot heal until they are all together.

    Daniel's lawyer, James Kersey, gave a short opening statement. He said his client had been under great stress at the time of the shooting because of a snowboarding accident that resulted in a severe staph infection. It left Daniel with such severe spinal damage that the slightest injury could leave him paralyzed.

    Daniel was homebound for a year with nothing to do but watch television and play video games, Kersey said. It was during that time that he became fascinated with the Halo series and would play them for hours at friends' houses. His father forbade the games, saying that were too violent and sexually explicit.


    ^^ i little somthing i found on digg
     
  2. ThePope43

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    wow....I actually read all of that. What a dusche. If he was my son he would be disowned or something lol
     
  3. k0m1kaz33

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    wow some kids are fuxd up its just a game... imagine what he would do if he got rrod...
     
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    his poor mother :.( man its only halo nothing to kill over
     
  7. TaylorBoy

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    The story it self is bad enough but what makes it worse is that, Daniel just seems normal about in his picture.

    Also Halo 3 ain't that violent (Just to note).
     
  8. XboxPlayer

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    "because they wouldn't allow him to play the violent video game Halo 3"
    lol
    He's 17, ****. Let him play H3.
     
  9. Head Tax

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    I feel really sorry for his dad.
     
  10. TaylorBoy

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    Same,

    I just find it stupid that you would go to the length of killing someone. What would go through your head to even think of doing it bewilders me the most.
     
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    people are going to find some way to blame it on halo 3 or xbox
     
  12. TJF

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    There is no logical reason for this kid to freak out that much about any physical possession. My guess is that he was addicted to the game, and overstressed about life... so he went hot-blooded and:
    "Daniel Petric killed mother, shot father because they took Halo 3 video game"
     
  13. .Perfection

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    'His father forbade the games, saying that were too violent and sexually explicit.'

    Sexually explicit? wtf halo edition had this kid been playing?
     
  14. KranK

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    If they blame the game for the murders I going to laugh.

    Feel bad for the mom, stupid f4g.
     
  15. OP
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    the one where cortona is n*** lol masterchiefs girlfriend

    way explicate NOT ive been to 5 churches that have a halo youth ministry and host halo parties hell i even played ghost recon with the pasture of our old church over xbl

    his dad wasnt perfect thats no reason to shoot him... i wasnt allowed to have any shooter game or gaming console till i was 12... this guy had problems if we all shot at our parents when h3 was akin away none of us would have parents and we would be in jail
     
  16. TJF

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    Or... they would ban halo 3 before that happened. :tongue:

    PS: You have 333 posts... lol

    I just realized, if they were to ban halo 3... then all the people who would have gone crazy, would. End of the world, right there.
     
  17. OP
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    ?? whats my post count have to do with this?
     
  18. TorMenT

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    Wow, interesting article. That kid is really messed up. I highly doubt he shot them because of halo 3. He probably was going through a lot at the time, which does not make it right. That kid is messed up, and I feel real bad for that family.
     
  19. darkFX

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    ROFL!!!!!
    He deserves to be executed.