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Teenage Boy Murders Mother Over PlayStation

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Tragic and sickening.

A tragic story hit the news today about a teenage boy who killed his mother after she took away his PlayStation.

Last November, the day after Thanksgiving, Rashida Anderson and her son 16-year-old son Kendall had a 90-minute argument. Rashida took away his PlayStation as punishment.

After his mother went to bed, Kendall paced for three hours in the South Philadelphia home before he decided to attack his mother in her sleep. He hit her with a claw hammer 20 times. The hammer attack didn't kill her, so Kendall dragged his mother down to the kitchen and tried to cremate her using the oven. When that plan failed, he beat her head with a chair leg and then hid her body under some debris in an alley behind the house.

Philadelphia police homicide Det. Thorsten Lucke read Kendall's statements to a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge: "I couldn't stand the arguing. … If I could, I would not do it again. I really miss my mom … she was the only person who cared for me."

The judge ordered for Kendall to stand trial for murder, possession of an instrument of crime and abuse of corpse.

Source: Philly.com

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    wribbs , February 20, 2011 6:38 AM
    @anacondor or just the opposite, lol?
    @scook9 completely agree

    Holy Sh*t what a FU'd bastard. 3hours, while asleep, claw hammer!... Then to the oven & finally a chair!... His own MOM! Just OMFG!

    I hope he gets what he deserves. Maybe his ass will be the "playstation" of Cell block D.

    At least that woman can't have any more monsters. sad.
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    helipro , February 20, 2011 7:23 AM
    This has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with video games. No game taught him to beat his mother over the head and burn her and try to hide the body. Maybe csi or criminal minds. If this kid raged cause of something like this, there is a great chance he is a sociopath and would have had a similar rage at a later date. His response is evident that it has nothing to do with games, his only reason why he doesnt regret killing his mother is because now no one cares for him. Stop trying to link video games to something it has nothing to do with. He would have done this if his favorite thing to do was eat jello.
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    knekker , February 20, 2011 6:39 AM
    #Scook9

    Your so right, if you had better parenting you should know better and not make such insanely stupid post acusing the mother of being responsible for him having psychophysical tendencies, resulting in killing people whenever he doesn't get his way.

    Your the same type of people who believes video games can actually make any people kill others. The truth is some people are like ticking bombs, if they don't kill some one because of video games, or because their video game got taken away from them, they kill some one because someone took his candy, and wouldn't give it back.

    This kid was already a psychopath before his playstation got taken away from him, you cannot blame bad parenting, when he's mentally retarded.

    It is allowed to use your common sense, before posting you know, sigh...
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    dogman_1234 , February 20, 2011 5:23 AM
    Sick. My mom does get on my nerve, but I would never kill her.

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    qhoa1385 , February 20, 2011 5:32 AM
    stupid a-hole
    nothing to comment
    the article says enough
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    Reynod , February 20, 2011 5:40 AM
    This story has the makings of a good intro to a half decent zombi movie ...

    Act II :

    Mother is reanimated by a lightning strike.

    Terrorises the neighbourhood killing kids up late at night on their playstations ...

    Act III:
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    hmp_goose , February 20, 2011 6:19 AM
    "possession of an instrument of crime"? That where they charge you for wearing shoes?
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    scook9 , February 20, 2011 6:20 AM
    I am certain that better parenting could have avoided this....
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    renz496 , February 20, 2011 6:30 AM
    honestly. stupid kid. he's already 16 why he can't think his action properly?
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    wribbs , February 20, 2011 6:38 AM
    @anacondor or just the opposite, lol?
    @scook9 completely agree

    Holy Sh*t what a FU'd bastard. 3hours, while asleep, claw hammer!... Then to the oven & finally a chair!... His own MOM! Just OMFG!

    I hope he gets what he deserves. Maybe his ass will be the "playstation" of Cell block D.

    At least that woman can't have any more monsters. sad.
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    knekker , February 20, 2011 6:39 AM
    #Scook9

    Your so right, if you had better parenting you should know better and not make such insanely stupid post acusing the mother of being responsible for him having psychophysical tendencies, resulting in killing people whenever he doesn't get his way.

    Your the same type of people who believes video games can actually make any people kill others. The truth is some people are like ticking bombs, if they don't kill some one because of video games, or because their video game got taken away from them, they kill some one because someone took his candy, and wouldn't give it back.

    This kid was already a psychopath before his playstation got taken away from him, you cannot blame bad parenting, when he's mentally retarded.

    It is allowed to use your common sense, before posting you know, sigh...
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    hemburger , February 20, 2011 6:46 AM
    #knekker

    Stop generalizing. Perhaps it wasn't entirely his mothers fault perhaps it was, were you there the childs entire life watching every right or wrong move his mother made?

    The only truth here is that the 16 year old was aggravated enough over a petty incident to murder his own mother, yes this is an indication that the child is incredibly unstable but dont jump to conclusion.

    Dive deeper into the incident and ask all questions, was the mother partly to blame? Was the child exclusively a complete psychopath? Only time will tell.
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    hardcore_gamer , February 20, 2011 6:48 AM
    wribbsMaybe his ass will be the "playstation" of Cell block D.

    +1 :) 
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    rohitbaran , February 20, 2011 6:50 AM
    Losing faith
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    YeZ , February 20, 2011 6:54 AM
    Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. This is terrible... Simply Terrible... :( 
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    Anonymous , February 20, 2011 7:05 AM
    This is not the first time I've read kids killing their parents because of Playstation.
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    scuba dave , February 20, 2011 7:14 AM
    Or perhaps, another angle to look at this from is Society is to blame. Society now a days, as a whole, has gone the route of rehab, pills, and padded walls. We are slowly but surely making sure these kids **** up and go about doing things like this. In my opinion.. the parenting I got, and that my parents got.. Was perfect. Things like this, and school shootings, and other bizarre happenings did not occur. Kids KNEW they would get their asses handed to them when they came home if they messed up. Nowadays, its just a slap on the wrist and a pill in the mouth. So sad.
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    helipro , February 20, 2011 7:23 AM
    This has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with video games. No game taught him to beat his mother over the head and burn her and try to hide the body. Maybe csi or criminal minds. If this kid raged cause of something like this, there is a great chance he is a sociopath and would have had a similar rage at a later date. His response is evident that it has nothing to do with games, his only reason why he doesnt regret killing his mother is because now no one cares for him. Stop trying to link video games to something it has nothing to do with. He would have done this if his favorite thing to do was eat jello.
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    Anonymous , February 20, 2011 7:23 AM
    have to blame the playstation for making the boy so addictive... and self less
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    Anonymous , February 20, 2011 7:31 AM
    Phase 1: Murder mother.
    Phase 2: ?
    Phase 3: Profit.
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    JOSHSKORN , February 20, 2011 7:33 AM
    I'd beat his head to a bloody pulp with his own Playstation.

    What's next, a warning to never take your kids' Playstations away from them because they might kill you for it?

    I read somewhere that they have Playstations in prisons. Not exactly sure what the reasoning behind that one is. Maybe they were snuck in.
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