A few of you might remember a story from October 2008 involving a disgruntled 17-year-old in Ohio who shot his parents because they would no longer allow him to play Halo 3. Daniel Petric, the young man responsible, killed his mother and injured his father over this dispute, then tried to make it look like a murder-suicide.
Prosecutors claim Petric, angry that his father had grounded him from playing Halo 3, planned to kill his parents.
Petric's defense team admit to his role in the horrific incident but have tried to argue that his youth and addiction to video games mitigate his guilt, meaning he should not be held fully accountable for the crime.
However, Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge wasn't too keen on the idea and tossed it as a valid defense, stating that prior calculation was evident.
Petric now faces a maximum life sentence without parole.