13-year-old stabs younger brother after losing video game

Boy playing a video game. (Photo: Getty Images)
Boy playing a video game. (Photo: Getty Images)

This 13-year-old boy has reportedly confessed to police that he fatally stabbed his seven-year-old brother in a fit of rage, after losing a cellphone video game.

The tragic incident took place in Dudinka in northern Russia, where his mother, identified only as Olga (32), lives with her fiancé and three children, Alexander (13), his unnamed seven-year-old brother and his six-month-old sister.

On 23 April, Olga reportedly took her daughter to her grandparents’ house, leaving the boys sleeping in the house.

When Alexander woke up, he began playing a video game on his phone but flew into a fit of rage after losing a round.

He allegedly began hitting furniture and turned everything upside down in the house before breaking his phone.

According to reports, the frightened younger brother woke up from the noise and hid in the kitchen.

Alexander was reportedly afraid his brother would tell people what happened in the house, and allegedly took a knife and stabbed the seven-year-old 15 times.

The victim is said to have died at the scene.

According to reports, when the mother returned home, she didn’t believe her son’s story and called the police.

The boy reportedly confessed during interrogation, saying he was afraid his friends would stop talking to him after he lost an easy round in the game and he killed his brother because he was scared he would tell their mother about him ruining the furniture.


The 13-year-old is said to have been a good student and the crime has shocked the local community.

The youngster is being provided with psychological assistance and a criminal case has been opened. It’s unclear whether the boy has been arrested.

It’s not known where his mother's fiancé was when the incident happened.

Source: Magazine Features


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