As if there wasn’t enough disturbing news in the world, a thirteen year old has admitted to attempting to rape his own mother and when unable to do so, shot her to death with his .22 rifle. All of this because his mother “had taken away his ‘Call of Duty’ video game because he got bad grades in school”. Obviously, there’s more going on here but this is sure to fuel the fire for those who feel that video games are at the root of the problem with youth violence.
In the 911 recording made on the night of the murder at the family’s Osage home, Noah Crooks could be heard telling dispatcher Barb Michael: ‘I’m not joking at all. She’s dead. I’m scared. I killed my mom with my .22. I don’t know why I did it.’