amazing story. Boy, 14, troubled, in state of Washington, admits he's obsessed with violent video games--and has thought about killing parents for years. They finally take games away from him for two weeks. Now he decides he really has to kill them.
Weapon at hand? Of course. He forces his dad's gun case open, takes out .22, and shoots both of folks at close range. Cops arrive. Though seriously wounded they tell cops they were shot by "intruder." Only in checking house's security tape do they spot son carrying weapon. Parents somehow survive. Bail set at $500,000. Local TV site adds details and has video report.
Greg Mitchell’s book So Wrong For So Long, on media (and Bush) misconduct on the Iraq war, was published last week in an updated edition for the first time as an e-book.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Boy Shoots Parents With Dad's Gun
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch