We've all had our parents confiscate something for no apparent reason when we did something wrong, but how far would you be willing to go to retaliate?
When her 16-year-old son got into trouble last November, Rashida Anderson responded with
punishment - she took away his PlayStation. Following a 90-minute argument the day after Thanksgiving, police allege, her son, Kendall went into his sleeping mother's bedroom, hit her 20 times with a claw hammer and ultimately killed her.
A court in Philadelphia heard the confession of Mr. Anderson (no relation of Neo), who will now stand trial for the murder of his mother over the games system. The youth's confession reads, "I couldn't stand the arguing."
When the hammer attack did not kill her, Anderson dragged the barely living body down to the kitchen, where he attempted to cremate her in the oven. When that clearly failed, Mr. Anderson smashed her in the head with a chair leg, and eventually hid her corpse outside in an alley under some debris.
"If I could, I would not do it again," Anderson confesses. "I really miss my mom... she was the only person who cared for me."
The grand jury decided Anderson to stand trial for murder, possession of an instrument of crime and abuse of corpse.
While it WAS the PlayStation incident that finally threw him over the edge, obviously the kid had much deeper issues that the mother failed to address. You just know that something like Fox News is going to look at this as solely the game console's fault and we'll have another incident on our hands badmouthing 'violent' games.