Video games seized in murder investigation

By James Orry - 06/06/2006 - 11:24am GMT
A number of M for Mature rated games have been seized from the home of a 16-year-old suspect in a murder investigation.
According to a report by The Advocate, the video games were seized as part of an ongoing investigation into the murder of a 55-year-old Louisiana man, who was beaten and shot in the face. The action was taken with the aid of Florida attorney Jack Thompson who felt that the killings mirrored a scenario from Grand Theft Auto. Thompson therefore recommend that the sheriffs conducting the investigation to look for violent games in the teenager's house.
Thompson, not one to hold back with his words, told The Advocate, "Nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you're a hit man or a video gamer." It is still unclear exactly what role video games played in the murder, but West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Captain Spence Dilworth told the paper, "I think it goes beyond video games, but who's to say?"

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