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Web murderer given life sentence

A man from Germany has been jailed for life after being found guilty of stabbing a Nottingham student 86 times after stalking his girlfriend.

David Heiss, 21, from Limburg, became infatuated with 20-year-old Matthew Pyke's girlfriend Joanna Witton via a series of internet exchanges.

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madmonkey03815d ago

"War games fanatic Matthew Pyke killed by gamer from Germany, police think
Internet war games fanatic Matthew Pyke was stabbed to death by a fellow player who flew from Germany to murder him after an online dispute, police believe."

jessehaysfl3815d ago

good to bad there is no death penalty

shotgunkiwi3815d ago

I followed the story outside of n4g. The guy had a laughable defense, basically saying that the deceased pulled a knife on him and he took the knife away and "didn't mean to hurt him" - however stabbing 86 times doesn't really count as self defense now does it. The knife was subsequently proved to be the murderers. He also tried to write a suicide note in the lettering of the deceased. Can anyone say busted?

Be glad justice was done - lets hope the media doesn't turn it into all about video games...

PS360WII3815d ago

True the gaming only gave the three people a shared hobby. The internet provided the ways of communication and subsequent stalking :(

I am happy they found the man guilty. The evidence against him was just too much.

Ashriel3814d ago

Well, I'm really glad he was given life sentence too. Btw, I knew about this here, in N4G ^^U. But it didn-t look like the media tried to turn on videogames again...

Phantom_T3815d ago

WHAT GAME.
WE MUST KNOW THE NAME SO WE CAN HEAP BLAME ON IT.
DOESN'T MATTER IF HE WAS ALREADY UNHINGED.
WHAT GAME.

The media,if you didn't already guess.

McRad3814d ago

I have that knife set in the story picture!!

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