NM Teen Kills Family: Authorities Blame Video Games (Of Course They Do!)


The New Mexico teenager accused of killing his parents and three younger siblings was ‘involved heavily’ with violent video games prior the shooting, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office said.
Nehemiah Griego, 15, who was 'frustrated' with his mother, was arrested Saturday following the deadly shootings at his home in a rural area southwest of Albuquerque where he lived with his family, Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston said.
The sheriff said Nehemiah Griego got excited when he had the chance to discuss his penchant for violent video games with investigators. One of the games he mentioned was "Modern Warfare," Houston said.​
We'll just pretend this part wasn't a factor at all:
The suspect told authorities he was annoyed with his mother and had been having homicidal and suicidal thoughts, according to a probable cause statement. The sheriff says he had been contemplating the shooting for "some time" and had intentions of killing more people at a local Walmart. He also contemplated killing his girlfriend’s parents, the sheriff said.

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He said he had planned to randomly shoot more people, then die in a shootout with law enforcement.
Yeah, there were obviously no other factors going on here. Clearly a video game about war caused this kid to want to kill his family, a bunch of strangers, and then be killed by cops. :rolleyes: