Boy 'killed' brother in revenge arson attack over Xbox

A schoolboy killed his brother in a revenge arson attack after his Xbox was taken away, a jury has been told.

The 14-year-old set fire to the family home just a few weeks after being grounded for stealing £5,000 from his eldest brother who had entrusted him with his bank cash card.

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iballa4738d ago (Edited 4738d ago )

Chav Family, there are loads of ppl like that where i live.

dantesparda4737d ago (Edited 4737d ago )

Sounds like the typical fanboy on this site to me. Care about their damn system so much (I know, bad joke). But seriously, this kid is FVCKED!!! What a complete and utter POS!

And to @ "Chexd", are you kidding me? the weed? you must be joking right? weed would never make you do that. Sh!t, as a matter of fact, weed just makes you lazy and dumb and forgetful.

kingofps34738d ago (Edited 4738d ago )

Hope Jack Thompson doesn't hear about this. Otherwise, it could get real bad for all of us gamers.

nobizlikesnowbiz4738d ago

Yea it sounds like your run-of-the-mill psychotic 14 year old to me.

Please please o please don't let JT hear about this. He will say that the Xbox was sent here by Satan to control the youth. The boy needs an excorcism. It's not that he was insane, they Xbox told him to burn his family.

At least so far the only way the Xbox was involved was it had to be sold. But one can easily see how Jack Thompson twists things to his favor. It'd be pretty easy for him to make some anti-videogame ammunition out of this one...

Caxtus7504738d ago

yes was games! not the cannabis at all ;) Lets hope he misses this

Leon Kennedy4738d ago

This is not Microsoft's fault. This is the parent's fault. All of us have played Doom, Halo and Gears of War and 99 percent of us would NEVER think of doing this junk. If Jack Thompson somehow managed to win this battle, bad kids would still be bad kids. They'd probably do things way worse than chainsawing a locust.

Caxtus7504738d ago

well, I wouldnt personally blame the parents. I would put it down to mental health problems and the drugs mentioned.

nobizlikesnowbiz4738d ago

Dude c'mon. He smoked a little weed and all of a sudden he's a murderer? No way. Of course this kid had mental problems, but to say that you can blame the oh-so-horrible POT of all drugs is just insane.

Every day, millions of people smoke lots of weed and NOTHING bad ever happens.

Caxtus7504738d ago

yes they do....and for some (only a minority) but some it messes with their head. Especially someone so young. Mental health is my blame BUT the pot did nothing to help...just accelerated the issue in my opinion.

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