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Man Murders Son's Mother Over Gaming Addiction

Man Murders Wife Over Gaming AddictionIf domestic bliss is your goal, here is a bit of advice; do not put your big plasma TV and your PlayStation 3 in the bedroom. Oh, and certainly don't make your partner sleep on the couch so you can stay up all night playing 'Grand Theft Auto.'

Carol Cannom, 46, of Lincolnshire, England, purchased 'GTA' for her 10-year-old son (we're questioning the intelligence of that decision, too), but soon became addicted to the game, herself. She would often play until five or six in the morning while she forced her partner and the father of her child, 62-year-old Malcolm Palmer, to sleep on their couch.

Palmer eventually became convinced that Cannom was having an affair and went into a "violent rage." Palmer stabbed Cannom with a pair of kitchen knives, leaving 20 puncture wounds in her chest and ultimately killing her.

Palmer's son called the police during the melee, after which Palmer reportedly took the phone and said into the receiver: "I'm sorry. I think I've killed her."

Let this be a lesson to those who think that their video game addictions aren't dangerous. [From: DailyTech]

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