Teen kills mother in computer game row

2012-10-31 09:20

Bangkok – A 15-year-old boy allegedly stabbed his mother to death after she had scolded him for playing computer games into the early hours of the morning, police said.

The Thai teenager slashed his 50-year-old mother three times with a machete and stabbed her in the back at their Bangkok home at 2am (7pm GMT yesterday) after they had argued about his late-night computer-game playing, Police Major Prayuth Puengkaeha said.

The boy’s sister was also wounded in the incident, and had to be hospitalised.

Prayuth said the boy’s case would be presented to the Juvenile Court.

The identities of the boy and his family members were withheld for legal reasons.

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