posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 08:54 AM
I think that's the point... he's gotta be whacked in the head. And so shouldn't have had the game in the first place, the game or anything else
with such graphic depictions of violence. It goes back to the parents maybe needing to pay more attention to his emotional situation and to the young
man himself. If I'm faced with a child who shows a certain "fascination" with something harmful, I'm going to find out why and also make sure I
don't feed into it. If the kid's got mental problems, you don't hand him stuff to feed that fire. Although it's not the game's "fault", the
imagery and power involved in it was a contributing factor. For THIS kid. For THIS crime. Not everybody's going to react the same way, obviously.
I think at some point in life, everyone has seen or heard something that stays with them. Affects them. Becomes embedded in their minds. I've seen
a few horrible things that are still with me, and they were isolated incidents. Having it pumped into the mind steadily, especially a broken mind,
will result in a problem like this. I'm curious about his history, if he's seen counselors before or been institutionalized at any point. If the
parents even knew he had problems or wrote it off to regular teen moodiness. Did he hide it or did they ignore it or what? Was he a discipline
problem in school? I hope they'll give out some of this information so other people can benefit from it. The tragedy for both the killer's and
victim's parents can at least serve as further education for other parents out there.