Submitted by Inane_Asylum 2000d ago | news

Boy kills dad with sledgehammer after banned from playing computer games

After having his keyboard taken away as punishment, a 14-year-old Russian murders his father with a sledgehammer. (Culture)

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Megaton  +   2000d ago
"The boy’s parents had taken his keyboard away from him in order to curb his computer game playing, but after the killing, “the boy's frightened mother gave him the keyboard back and the boy played computer games for several more hours until he fell asleep.”"

THE hardcore gamer.
Jallen  +   2000d ago
I too enjoy the fact he went back to playing computer games after killing his father. Okay maybe enjoy is the wrong word to use there.
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JsonHenry  +   2000d ago
Maybe there is something to this whole "game addiction" thing. Cause I read stories similar to this every day about a crack/meth head.
presto717  +   2000d ago
That kid is an idiot.
blasian  +   2000d ago
after the boy woke up he would have a straight jacket on in the mental hospital
Psfan999  +   2000d ago
How the hell can you all laugh this off like it's nothing? Picture your father being brutally murdered with a sledgehammer and then see how you feel,
-Alpha  +   2000d ago
I was disgusted by this too. It's such a sad, sad, world.
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authentic24  +   2000d ago
1. A damn sledge hammer
2. He killed his father.
3. His parents must have been horrible and didn't teach him what is real and what isn't.
5. WTF is going on when the mother just gives him the keyboard back?

This lil bastard is crazy. Killing his father for a damn keyboard and a video game. This s what happens when you don't whip your kids ass. This lil asshole obviously ran the house.
kaveti6616  +   2000d ago
I don't understand the logic of people who say, "shoot this kid in the face" or "kill this sicko."

If you kill him, what purpose are you serving?

I think life in prison or a mental institution makes more sense than killing the obviously insane individual. Of course, this is speaking as a third party. If someone killed one of my family members, I guess I wouldn't want the culprit to just go to jail.
Fanb0y  +   2000d ago
This is ultimately the parent's fault for not bring the child up properly.

A LOT of adults in America aren't fit to be proper parents anyways. Divorce rates support that.
pixelsword  +   2000d ago
I know some Russian people
Those are some of the nicest people when you're on their good side, but when you're not...

...those are some of the most godless, cold-blooded mothers you've ever had the misfortune of running across.

@ tdrules;

We know it wasn't Natal, or else the father would've escaped via lag. :3
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Government Cheese  +   2000d ago
Obviously there is such thing as a gaming addiction. You can get addicted to pretty much anything. This is a sad story, and its unfortunate that this kid clearly already had some mental issues, but it seemed like gaming is what finally 'triggered' this type of behavior for this particular guy. And because of that the story will get twisted into making it seem like the game is what was the root cause of his instability.


The family in this article was Russian, not American.
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Sunny_D  +   2000d ago
Oh HAHA, that was genius! That was sooo funny, my guts are hurting. You know what would make the move game even more awesome? If it was your dad being the character to get smashed into his head! Oh, what's that? Not so funny now is it? Yea, how about you lay off a bit for something this serious?
gaffyh  +   2000d ago
Damn you World of Warcraft!
Topshelfcheese  +   2000d ago

Why should tax payers have to pay for this kids problems. Things would be easier if we just took a bullet and put these people down. It not only saves time/resources, but it also sends a message. Don't kill someone unless you want to die.
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MEsoJD  +   2000d ago
obviously the parents did something wrong while raising him.
HolyOrangeCows  +   2000d ago
I feel bad for laughing when I read the title. I serious'd quickly, though.
kaveti6616  +   2000d ago
Don't kill someone unless you want to die.

Btw, you have any idea how much money it costs to execute someone? Hundreds of thousands of dollars.
krauley  +   2000d ago
@ 1.18
and think about it, it would cost millions to keep the kid in jail for the rest of his life. yeah that makes sense, we spend millions to send out the message that if you slaughter your father with a sledge hammer you dont have to worry about the death penality we will spend millions keeping you behind bars. i like the shotgun to the face idea. the message: kill and be killed!
gta2800  +   2000d ago
What is it with these eastern Europeans killing family over video games? Especially Russia. They breed some cold blooded, hardcore muthaf*ckas.
Elven6  +   2000d ago
Fanb0y: This happened in Russia, not America...

And the parents WERE attempting to teach him a lesson, they took his keyboard away didn't they? He probably threatened to kill his mom if she didn't give him back his keyboard.
Fanb0y  +   2000d ago
Oh, sorry. My bad. I wasn't aware this was in Russia.

Flame me all you want. I deserve it.
ThanatosDMC  +   2000d ago
Jack Trenton is gonna eat this crap up. He's going to explode reading this.
Millah  +   2000d ago
^^ Umm pretty sure you mean Jack Thompson. Jack Tretton is Sonys CEO, he's the last person that wants to hear about something Ike this in the media.
MagicAccent  +   2000d ago
14-year old mental in russian jail? Ouch.
Call be prejudice, but something tells me that effective treatment for mental conditions such as this isn't very, err, available in russia.
ThanatosDMC  +   1998d ago
^HAHAHAH! I f-ed myself on that one. My bad. You're totally right.
Elven6  +   2000d ago
What a physco, give him life!
playstation_clan  +   2000d ago
He must also watch alot of wrestling
because he went triple h on him
SKUD  +   2000d ago
NO!. Give him DEATH!.
NSG  +   2000d ago
Why so serious, just Y
Pandamobile  +   2000d ago
“the boy's frightened mother gave him the keyboard back and the boy played computer games for several more hours until he fell asleep"

This kid is twisted, lol.
Psfan999  +   2000d ago
I would love to personally beat the living hell out of this kid myself. A sledgehammer? That's sick, he needs mental help.
itsralf  +   2000d ago
bluedash3r  +   2000d ago
oh man that sucks but did anybody catch the article under that??

Microsoft accused of 52c-an-hour 'slaves'
meetajhu  +   2000d ago
I'm pretty sure that particular video would be World of warcraft.
agingerbreadbum  +   2000d ago
oh crap, we're all going to hell
where's the ticket booth?
Goodfella78  +   2000d ago
micro_invader  +   2000d ago
One way ticket to hell for me please.
Reeperdotcom  +   2000d ago
ok...I have to admit...that made me LAWL. Make that 2 tickets to hell please.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   2000d ago
A third, I was rolling for minutes.
bangoskank  +   1999d ago
Haha! That was actually hilarious. Thanks for the comic relief.
Coheno  +   2000d ago
Hidden commercial
Is this possibly a hidden commercial for Sledgehammer Games? I'm looking at you Activision!
Rucury  +   2000d ago

warhawkbeast559  +   2000d ago
Activision i'm afraid not. maybe capcom for making DeadRising...Oh and he lives in russia so its not our tax money.(not directed towards you)
Hellsvacancy  +   2000d ago
A sledgehammer? thats imaginative, NOT that i condone it or anythin, but its normally knives or guns that kill
BonhamZ0S0  +   2000d ago
Those Russians are crazy.
Fishy Fingers  +   2000d ago
Aint that the truth, with you being American this behaviour must seem unthinkable.

But seriously, location is irrelevant, there are just some twisted people out there.
XxRoosterxX  +   2000d ago
Who knew Donkey Kong could inspire such violence!!
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PshycoNinja  +   2000d ago
WTH is wrong with kids today!
When I was brought up my parents told me that video games was a luxury and that what I play is not real. When I was raised I was afraid of my parents now its the other way around! I had to be "good" to play games, if I didnt go outside or get good grades the NES/PS1 would go bye-bye tell I got my grades up or went outside for at least a few hours.

My parents actualy raised me and played games with me. These days too many parents have video games babyset their kids and let me tell you, that's a dangerous mindset.
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Wolf873  +   2000d ago
Same here mate,
I wouldn't point fingers completely at parents here, a teenager is still old enough to make important decisions that would impact him and people around him. Regardless of what one learns at home, they are still learning outside of their home, whether or not they choose to abide by what's right is one's own choice. And everyone has that basic sense between what's right and what's wrong. Honestly, children today are loosing respect for their elders.
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Fishy Fingers  +   2000d ago
Fishy's finger is pointed squarely at Peter Gabriel.
Crusade  +   2000d ago
Well, he had no other option, really.
wissam  +   2000d ago
I was disgusted by this too. It's such a sad, sad, world.
Me too.
Treyb3yond  +   2000d ago
That's bad...
At least he didn't use a sickle as well...
KiLLUMiNATi_89  +   2000d ago
Now that's sad WTF was in his mind during the time. Some1 wud throw away there life for video games that's pathetic. The worst part he killed his dad lmfaoo. That kid prolly didn't realize the diff between reality and video games he was prolly toooo fiend out he thought he was playing a game like MANHUNT lmfao. By far the dummbest Kidd Everrrr
PietroDimeglio  +   2000d ago
How could anyone kill their own father. Its so sad... :'(
Skizelli  +   1999d ago
He was obviously a d*ck.
nemrawy  +   2000d ago
Must have went " Red Faction Guerilla " on him....LOL
iceman06  +   2000d ago
WOW...just wow...
This kid goes Raskolnikov on his dad for a game??? (sorry bout the literary reference...pick up a book for once...LOL) It is OBVIOUS that there has been an issue with this child. Maybe the parents just allowed the game to be the therapy for him...or maybe they just weren't able to pay enough close attention to the fact that their child had issues? Either way, this is just plain SAD! I understand the calls for death for this kid, but if there is a true mental illness (which is highly likely), then killing him is NOT a complete solution. Yes, you rid the world of a sick individual...but have you REALLY attacked the root of the problem which is the mental issue at hand? We just need to realize that mental illness should be treated (in society and clinically) as seriously as we treat any other physical ailment.
maxcer  +   2000d ago
wow, people go nuts over the dumbest sh*t

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enkeixpress  +   2000d ago
Am I missing something here..?

How was the kid even able to get in posession of a Sledgehammer?
darksied  +   2000d ago
And the only good thing about this article?
That he can be sentenced for murder. Do it. That is all.
SephireX  +   2000d ago
This kid is insane!! Why use a sledgehammer? There are cheaper ways. He should spend less time playing games and more time reading up on how to be more economical with his killing. I blame the parents for not teaching their child what a knife is for.
5tgyw3ty34  +   2000d ago
Playing videogames makes people kill. We all know that!
..arrrghhhh...brb....i gotta go kill someone....arrrrghhh....ahhhh. ..
Frodosmugins  +   2000d ago
Its sad but
I feel soon storys like this will be used to ban games in certin countries especially religous ones.
Is this story true? like the chinese kid who killed himself coz he wanted to join his heroes on wow!?

maybe Im just conspiracist! me personaly when something is ott I find it hard to belive. if anything I feel sorry for mum imagine what shes going through
cortexspeed  +   2000d ago
and the purpose of this article was ??
midgard227  +   2000d ago
I KNOW WHO IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i knew he would snap!

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rezzah  +   2000d ago
whoa thats pretty crazy if your right, however parents should know if their child needs help or not. If i had a kid who acted up like that i would definitly know something was wrong.
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