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Video game killed 2 year old?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by thewalkingman, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. thewalkingman

    thewalkingman ssssssssssss bugger!

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    Video game triggered attack that killed Gary 2-year-old
    March 3, 2002


    By Lori Caldwell

    Post-Tribune staff report

    GARY — Frustrated because he couldn’t win a video game, Michael Willis turned his anger on 2-year-old Kenneth Coleman, punching the child in the chest and stomach, an assault that cost the boy his life, Detective Cpl. Lanita Titus said Saturday.

    Willis, 33, was charged with murder in Lake Superior Court in Crown Point on Saturday, two days after he and Kenneth’s mother, Phebe Wesley, 21, were arrested.

    Wesley has been charged with neglect of a dependent and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Willis can be sentenced to a maximum of 65 years in prison for his alleged crime.

    Titus said Willis admitted striking the child at the family’s home Tuesday when he became angry after failing to win a video game a couple of times, the probable cause affidavit states. Kenneth fell off the bed and landed on the game controller and books on the floor, Willis told Titus.

    When Wesley saw what happened, she asked Willis why he struck her child, the court record states.

    Wesley told Titus her boyfriend said, “It was nothing,” and she “didn’t think any more about it because Michael played rough with his own son,” Titus said.

    The court record says Wesley gave the child a bottle at Willis’ directions.

    On Wednesday morning, they took Kenneth to the emergency room, where hospital officials said he was dead on arrival.

    Medical personnel contacted police because of the extensive nature of the child’s injuries. After an autopsy was completed Thursday afternoon, Titus brought Wesley, who is pregnant with Willis’ child, to the police station for questioning.

    Willis arrived later, and Detective Sgt. Thomas Branson placed him under arrest. Wesley was placed under arrest Thursday night as police continued their investigation.

    Kenneth had been released from The Methodist Hospital in Merrillville a few days before his death. He had been ill with a respiratory ailment, investigators said.

    A Child Protective Services caseworker initially told investigators he was familiar with the child’s condition and the bruises could be related to his medical problems.

    Wesley’s 3-year-old son was placed in foster care Thursday.




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  2. Law

    Law I see...

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    A horrible crime by a horrible person. Anyone who can kill a 2 year old child because of a video game deserves to be locked away for a long time.
     
  3. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    From the sound of it,sooner or later the guy would have done something violent to his family,video game or no.What a Moron.
     
  4. Nemephosis

    Nemephosis Earning my Infrequent Flier miles

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    The son of a bitch deserves all 65 years.
     
  5. Daedalus

    Daedalus I don't even...

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    this is gonna start a whole new season of violent game debates, just ****ing great :rolleyes:
     
  6. Cap'n Beeb

    Cap'n Beeb Banned

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    Arg, sucks :(

    *waits for soccer mum's to get ahold of this one. :eek:*
     
  7. Thrash123

    Thrash123 Obey Leash Laws

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    Jeez, that is messed up.
     
  8. afkik

    afkik New Member

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    :hmm: thats going to piss off a bunch of people and they will blame it on violent games again, when it was the kids fault that he cant control his anger over a simple game. :rolleyes:
     
  9. oh god no!

    no. locking such a person up is hardly punishment enough. as a father of a young child i cannot adaqatly convay the horror i feel at the thought of that happening. at first i thought that the poor child didnt suffer much and died that day propuply from broken ribs... but no. it was much MUCH worse then that. :(:(:(

    i can see it happening-
    first hit : GET THR F*K AWAY! *casual swing of arm & fist. *wack!*
    child cries out in pain, wich annoys him setting him off again. THIS time he closes his fist and str8 punches the child with FAR to much adrenilin backed strength no doubt breaking several number of the child's bones.
     
  10. Kokensu

    Kokensu Fire in Ma Belly!

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    This has nothing to do with video games. This is just some a$$hole that cannot control his temper.

    Well that's what makes it even worse. It wasn't a kid that killed the baby.....


     
  11. BillyBadAss

    BillyBadAss Strong Cock of The North

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    ....And this is the world we live in. A time when people point the finger of blame at other things to cover their actions and the people with the loudest voices are soccer moms with little to no education trying to run the politics of this country.:mad:
     
  12. afkik

    afkik New Member

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    yeah i know, but people that always bitch about games making other people hurt/kill others will blow up on that situation for no reason other than what he did, which really makes me mad, and its sick for what he did to that child :(
     
  13. bobtheking

    bobtheking Monkey in a bucket

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    back when i was little, like 5, we had a little SNES and he would let me win, isn't that what dads are supposed to do?
     
  14. The Dopefish

    The Dopefish Active Member

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    Actually, there's a smaller chance of the soccer moms being as voiceful in this case than in others because of one thing: This wasn't a minor killing a minor; this was an adult killing a minor. If the soccer moms bitch and moan the whole "video games kill children" routine, someone needs to throw that in their face.

    Still, I agree with you all as this guy does need to be locked away for a long time.
     
  15. Law

    Law I see...

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    Blaming this on video games would be a stretch even for a lobbyist. For all we know, this scumbag was playing an E-rated Disney game and he couldn't get past Level 6.

    I can only hope that the rest of his fellow prisoners find out that he murdered a small child. That way they can give him the punishment he deserves...
     
  16. UK|EDgeCRUsheR

    UK|EDgeCRUsheR i came to conquer uranus

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    well i hope kno-one else does this he should be locked up for 65 years.:(
     
  17. tool

    tool BuFs #1 mom

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    I take it he doesnt live in Texas, it would be the death pentaly there if he did, im surprised though that he isnt getting it anyways, because you would think that would happen from a murder like this.
     
  18. MxFxSunrise

    MxFxSunrise New Member

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    "Guns don't kill people, people kill people."
    Same goes for videogames.
     
  19. Daedalus

    Daedalus I don't even...

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    WOW!!! I dont think anyone could have said it better!!! DAMN DUDE

    YOU ****ING ROCK BY SAYING THAT!
     
  20. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    That.. SICK.. and FRUSTRATED.. ****.. I hope.. he will SUFFER for the rest of his MISERABLE LIFE!
     

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