Daniel Petric, a 17-year-old who was on trial for killing his mum and shooting his dad after being banned from playing Halo 3, has been convicted of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and other charges. Since writing the original article documenting how Petric broke into his father's safe to retrieve his copy of Halo 3 while equipping himself with his father's 9mm handgun, Petric's attempted last words to his parents have revisited me now and again—"Would you guys close your eyes? I have a surprise for you."—my mind accompanying the chilling lines with a vivid if not necessarily accurate rendition of the evening. [AP via Kotaku]
Halo 3 Shooter Daniel Petric Convicted of Murder
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