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"The 13-year-old allegedly stabbed his older brother twice with a steak knife. The blade pierced 16-year-old Anwan Ricks in the heart and lung… Police believe the stabbing occurred during a dispute over a video game that became physical."

Although we don’t even know the game being played, there are surely some who will rush to turn this into a video game violence issue. However, Lansdowne Police Chief Daniel Kortan seemed to rule out any game inspiration in the grisly, tragic events:

"I don’t believe the actual game itself was the cause of it. I don’t believe they were acting out in any way or mimicking anything in a video game. I believe it was actual use of the game and whose turn it was."
This is extremely sad, and i hope people like jack thompson and other don't try and use this against video games..
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Well, people have killed others over less. look on the bright side, two idiotic people have removed themselves from the gene pool.
    
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This is extremely sad, and i hope people like jack thompson and other don't try and use this against video games..
he will. sadly, he will.
the guy is royally screwed in the head... you should know by now.
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Well, people have killed others over less. look on the bright side, two idiotic people have removed themselves from the gene pool.
only one of them, sadly.
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wow what game?
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I applaud Officer Daniel Kortan for not jumping to conclusions and immediately blaming something other the suspect.
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its a shame to see that happen but its obvious that the kid had issues. You dont stab your older brother becuase it happened in a game. There was something deep brewing between them or that kid may have just been sick. It is very tragic and feel for that family
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wow what game?
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Although we don’t even know the game being played
That one
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And people tell me that videogames arnt the cause of violence..lol.
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Well now, people have been shot over parking spots but that doesn't make it the fault of General Motors or Mercedes, now does it?
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