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Teen 'kills' girl for game money

2011-05-31 12:57

Hanoi - Vietnamese police say they have arrested a teenage boy who allegedly killed a 7-year-old neighbour to steal her gold earrings to pay for computer games.

Police Capt Kha Van Hoi in central Nghe An province says the 15-year-old boy was taken into custody a day after he allegedly beat the girl's head with rocks and fled with her earrings.

The girl died of brain injuries four days later.

Hoi said on Tuesday the boy told police he planned to kill the girl while they were in the jungle picking fruit so he could pay for his online game addiction.

Violent crime is rare in Vietnam, but several murders involving online games have been reported. Authorities have been tightening restrictions on online computer use, including how late game centres can stay open.

Comments
  • buzz - 2011-05-31 13:45

    Must be an awesome game - which one is it?

      NO-BULL - 2011-06-01 07:53

      I'm with you! A country where violent crime is very rare... except when committed for the sake of a video game... Wow! That must be one hell of a good game!

  • Spoofed - 2011-05-31 13:48

    Wonder whats going to happen once activision starts charging COD players to play the game after they have already purchased the original...

  • ReThan - 2011-06-01 09:24

    GTA IV :D

  • Bigboet - 2011-06-10 14:04

    I want to play that game

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