GTA killer gets appeals hearing

gtaivgraphicOn June 7, 2003, 18 year-old Devin Moore shot and killed two police officers and a dispatcher. The incident took place when the officers responded to a call that someone was stealing a car. He was convicted on August 9, 2005 and sentenced to death.

Today, he was granted an appeals hearing.

During his 2003 trial, he claimed that the video game Grand Theft Auto and childhood abuse influenced his decision-making, therefore causing him to kill three people.

Of course, we all know who jumped on the bandwagon and immediately started to blame GTA for the killings. Even though it’s not known how much GTA was played, it’s just assumed that it was a lot and may have led Moore to kill three people.

Moore was abused as a child. His attorney stated that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and "automatically reverted to scripted behavior influenced by his repetitive video game exposure and childhood abuse."

When Moore was arrested, he told the police, "Life is a video game. Everybody has to die sometime."

It seems that something like this goes deeper than just a game folks.

[Via TuscaloosaNews]


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