Gaming addict kills mother then plays Counter-Strike

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  • Samuel_Barros 18 Jan 2010 12:41:14 1,249 posts
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    15-year-old Romanian boy has killed his adoptive mother after she refused to pay the Internet bills. Ionut Silviu Savin, who is known to be dependant on video games, stabbed his adoptive parent 17 times before leaving to play Counter-Strike at a local internet cafe.

    She had considered that the only solution for Ionut to no longer spend much time in front of the computer was to no longer pay Internet fees. This decision would result in her death.

    The tragedy happened on Wednesday. Only three hours after stabbing the woman, Ionut was seen at his favourite internet cafe, where he played the violent shooter Counter-Strike for four hours. The cops later discovered Ionut had taken all the money he had found at his house.

    The woman's dead body was discovered by her husband, as he returned home from work. Immediately he called the police. However, Ionut turned himself in to the police of his own accord, calmly saying "I think I'm the one you're looking for."

    The boy was addicted to gaming and the internet. Ultimately his addiction led to him staying at home and not going out with friends. He clocked up over 200 absences from school.

    The supervisor of the internet cafe noted that Ionut would come in all the time and play Counter-Strike quietly alone, with a hood over his head. She noted that he wouldn't swear like most players when he was losing, and never got angry. He would rarely speak.

    His teacher called him "quiet" and "introverted".

    However, his actions surrounding this tragedy have shocked everybody close to him.

    Ionut discarded the murder weapon in a garbage container. Police later found the weapon at a nearby landfill.

    Ionut is currently hospitalised under guard in a psychiatric clinic. Psychiatric examinations will reveal if Ionut was fully competent at the time of the crime. If he is found guilty of murder he faces 12 years in prison. Experts have commented that the nature of the crime (17 stabs) is indicative of mental health problems.

    Source: http://allaboutthegames.co.uk/feature_story.php?headline=Gaming-addict-kills-mother-then-plays-Counter-Strike-News&article_id=10101

    That sucks. She adopted the kid to provide a home, a family, and all. So much for being generous.
  • Deleted user 18 January 2010 12:42:24
    York's been a busy boy!
  • Stickman 18 Jan 2010 12:43:35 29,653 posts
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    Should have just paid for his internet with hindsight.
  • Deleted user 18 January 2010 12:44:48
    Samuel_Barros wrote:
    The supervisor of the internet cafe noted that Ionut would come in all the time and play Counter-Strike quietly alone, with a hood over his head. She noted that he wouldn't swear like most players when he was losing, and never got angry. He would rarely speak.

    No warning signs there then.
  • Retroid Moderator 18 Jan 2010 12:44:54 45,444 posts
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    So, in other words, an introverted psychopathic nutter.
  • Deleted user 18 January 2010 12:45:18
    blizeH is Romanian?
  • sickpuppysoftware 18 Jan 2010 12:58:11 1,448 posts
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    iHAZaCHEEZ3burger wrote:
    blizeH is Romanian?
    No questions on here asking which knife was the most stabby so I'd say not.
  • Fatiguez 18 Jan 2010 12:58:38 8,880 posts
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    hax
  • Deleted user 18 January 2010 12:59:39
    How come psychopathic killers are always so quiet and introverted?

    Why can't they be boisterous, genial, outgoing, sociable, chatty and lots of fun to hang around with?
  • crispyduckman 18 Jan 2010 13:00:43 1,897 posts
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    Wow that is shocking. Who would have thought people are still playing Counterstrike.
  • Deleted user 18 January 2010 13:06:42
    crispyduckman wrote:
    Wow that is shocking. Who would have thought people are still playing Counterstrike.

    About 75k currently according to Steam stats.

    Experts have commented that the nature of the crime (17 stabs) is indicative of mental health problems.

    Really don't have to be an expert to exert that this is indicative of mental health problems.
  • Deleted user 18 January 2010 13:07:42
    Would 12-or-less stabs count as just a "moment of weakness"?
  • Stickman 18 Jan 2010 13:09:04 29,653 posts
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    Under 5 is classed as 'playful overexuberance'.
  • mrpon 18 Jan 2010 13:09:48 33,729 posts
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    Never trust anyone in a fez.
  • crispyduckman 18 Jan 2010 13:11:07 1,897 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    Under 5 is classed as 'playful overexuberance'.
    Post of the week.
  • Deleted user 18 January 2010 13:12:45
    lonut the doughnut
    / sorry........
  • President_Weasel 18 Jan 2010 13:40:21 12,339 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    Should have just paid for his internet with hindsight.

    Sadly, all Romanian ISP's only accept money for payment.
  • Quint2020 18 Jan 2010 13:56:59 3,484 posts
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    I love me some AATG but they need some spangly URL rewrite rules, the URL is horrible.
  • Syrette 18 Jan 2010 14:01:51 49,258 posts
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    He didn't kill his mother, CS did.
  • Murbs 18 Jan 2010 14:03:35 23,686 posts
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    President Weasel wrote:
    Stickman wrote:
    Should have just paid for his internet with hindsight.

    Sadly, all Romanian ISP's only accept money for payment.


    Are you here all week? What's the veal like? :D
  • Yossarian 18 Jan 2010 14:09:50 8,429 posts
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    If Counterstrike taught him anything, it's that while an assault rifle might set you back a couple of grand, knifing is always free.
  • the_dudefather 18 Jan 2010 14:18:05 10,471 posts
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    he used a knife because he knew he could run to the internet cafe faster with it equipped
  • Skirlasvoud 19 May 2017 13:32:07 2,949 posts
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    @herrmannm

    Eeerrrmm, check the date on the last post.

    You've Necro'd a 7 year old thread.
  • sickpuppysoftware 19 May 2017 13:41:50 1,448 posts
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    He'll probably be out soon.
  • neilka 19 May 2017 14:14:54 20,596 posts
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    Did he put her skin in a box?
  • Tonka 19 May 2017 17:00:09 26,491 posts
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    Did clueless media blame out on video games?
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