It seems as if Klamath Falls in Oregon is not the place to be if you want to avoid injury if two separate incidents in the same small town are anything to go by.
The first is the start of a murder trial in which an attorney is using both Grand Theft Auto and Mortal Kombat to represent his client with a 'diminished responsibility' defence.
Patrick Morris (20) is accused of shooting Diego Aguilar (15) five times with a shotgun. Apparently Aguilar had sold Morris a duff diamond in return for some magic mushrooms… although other reports claim it was a fight over a ring.
Morris is charged with the murder of fifteen-year-old Diego Aguilar, who died after being shot five times with a twelve-gauge shotgun. Morris' lawyers claimed that violent video games, "may have blurred Morris' ability to distinguish reality and the consequences of his actions".