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5-year-old Allegedly Stabs Sister Over Nintendo DS

It seems gaming is fast becoming the focal point in domestic disputes and murders on a larger scale even if the medium has nothing to do with the situation.

Case in point: yesterday a report from French website Lepost surfaced that a 5-year-old French boy stabbed his 10-year-old sister Chucky style with a kitchen knife. Reported last Saturday night, the incident had nothing to do with cartoons, or cookies, or who gets to scoop up the dog poop steaming in the den. Rather, the child stabbed his sister following an argument over a Nintendo DS.

Apparently, the girl refused to lend/return the portable console to her 5-year-old brother, so in retaliation, the child headed into the kitchen, retrieved his weapon of choice, and firmly planted the knife in his sister's chest. Later, when questioned by the police, the boy claimed that he was inspired by a Power Rangers game that involved throwing knives. There was also mention of the boy's absent father and his history of domestic violence within the family unit. According to the report, the boy thought the knife was a toy, but understood that he had "done something evil."

Mom, who previously worked all night, slept silently in her room until the screams of her daughter jolted her awake. The girl was promptly taken to the local children's hospital by helicopter where she currently remains. Once the surgeons wheeled her into the operating room to repair the wound, they quickly discovered that unless the boy harnessed the strength of his inspiring Power Rangers, then there was no way the boy could have stabbed his sister.

Later the police arrested the children's mother, now the prime suspect in the stabbing of her daughter. At this point, it's speculated that the whole Nintendo DS incident was a lie, possibly generated by the mother once the daughter arrived that the hospital.

The mother is scheduled to face a judge this morning.

  • wtf.... just wtf says it all
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  • bustapr
    I know how the boy feels. I always wanted to kill my little brother when he cried over the Gameboy. He always stopped crying and gave an evil smile when my mom screamed at me to give it to him. I hated him very much back then.
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  • NuclearShadow
    Well before even ending the article I did find it a bit odd on how a five year old could have planted the knife inside his sister like it makes it sound. So I'm not surprised that the mother is the most likely suspect.

    But lets say the child did somehow do the act the videogames don't sound to be at fault at all. The child has a history of domestic violence in his home and a obviously neglective mother. Hell its not even the child's fault in this scenario.

    If the mother did do it which is the more than likely case I hope she goes to prison for the rest of her days and never sees her children again. That act of doing that to her own child is sick and she even tries to ruin her son's life by lying about it.

    Also does anyone else find the pic in the article offensive? What happened is certainly not a joke even if the five year old was the one who did it. you have a sick sense of humor Kevin Parrish.
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  • trinix
    We used to throw toys at each other or sat down angry when we didn't get to play with the toy of our choice, we would also just hit with our fists and scream a lot to get what we wanted.

    The use of a knife is again been brought into the mouth of the anti-gaming crowd. They are now going to make sure games only go about innocent and nice things, no more violence.

    The problem here is very easy recognizable, if the boy really did stab his sister, it's because the family wasn't a good environment, with an abusive parent using violence to solve problems.

    If there was no game, there would have been a tv program or an incident the child had witnessed with violence. Maybe not as bad as a knife injury, but still the problem remains.
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  • bustapr
    NuclearShadow Also does anyone else find the pic in the article offensive? What happened is certainly not a joke even if the five year old was the one who did it. you have a sick sense of humor Kevin Parrish.Yes, thats just sick humor. What if the boy is innocent!
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  • techtre2003
    So the real headline is that the mother allegedly stabbed her daughter.
    I like how the article reads that the little boy did it because of a DS and then finishes with: Oh and by the way, the mother probably did it and lied about the whole thing.
    Thanks, TG, for the misleading headline and contributing to the videogame violence media hype!
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  • judeh101
    ouch, chucky style...
    Why would anyone do anything that stupid? a 5 year old should know better.
    I hope the girl will be alright.
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  • LATTEH
    the picture made me lol
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  • grieve
    ""There was also mention of the boy's absent father and his history of domestic violence within the family unit.""

    Must have been the games....

    This is an unfortunate story.
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  • grieve
    I would b curious as to how serious the stab is…
    A 5 yr old would not have a lot of strength and there are a lot of ribs to avoid in the chest area.
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