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Family forces retarded man to blame murder on video game

In Akron, Ohio, a man was sentenced to life in prison for the beating death of an 18-month-old child after his family reportedly manipulated his retarded brother to take the blame because of a tampered video game.

According to police, Archie Wooden, 20, originally stated that he beat the toddler. However, his story changed dramatically, eventually blaming the death on Jarel Wooden, his mentally retarded brother.

At trial, Jarel testified that the toddler was tampering with a video game that he was playing. He said that he became angry and began shoving the 18-month-old to the ground several times.

However, social workers said Jarel gave them conflicting reports and they believed that his family was manipulating him to save his older brother.

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BlackIceJoe3586d ago

This news sucks this is only going to bring out the worse in Jack and blame Video games again. My wishes go out to the family and hope they can cope in this time of loss.

Chris_GTR13586d ago

lock the whole family up!

Kulupoo3586d ago

I feel sorry for his mental illness, and i agree with you... lock the whole family up... you can't blame it on video game or the mental challenge guy... the family should be extra careful then... jeez this news make me very angry >.<

Fezthebest3586d ago

this is truly sad, my condolences to the family.
But Twizlex you should have changed the retarded to mentally handicapped or something like that, i don't know it just seems degrading.

Twizlex3586d ago

Regardless of whether or not you find the term "retarded" to be insensitive or offensive, the n4g guidelines say not to change headlines. This was the title for the actual article, so I was a good little monkey and left it alone.

gamesblow3586d ago

Yeah, the article calls him a retard... why should we conduct ourselves with kooth and dignity when they're not? It's not my fault the guy is retarded and it's not my fault they called him retarded. Stop being so sensitive. Life is full of incredibly painful events to view and live thru. Maybe someday you'll understand the world and future is x rated. not G.

Twizlex3586d ago

X rated? I don't know about you, but my walls are pink, my carpet is made out of fluffy white clouds, and when I open my refrigerator it shoots out a rainbow. My wife and I had a baby after we held hands a lot and prayed, and I've never seen my wang because it's blurred out.

Also, I beat my wife a lot because she thinks the stars that spin around her head are pretty. She never REALLY gets hurt though - that would just not be appropriate for younger viewers. In real life, violence is colorful and fun!

supermandead6663586d ago

Quotes from Albert Einstein:

# "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."

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