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Louisiana 8-year-old ‘intentionally’ shoots grandmother in back of head

Investigators in Louisiana suspect that an 8-year-old boy may have been inspired by the video game “Grand Theft Auto IV” to shoot his grandmother in the back of the head on Thursday, and he will not be charged with a crime.

CNN on Sunday reported that 87-year-old Marie Smothers had died where she lived at a mobile home park in in Slaughter, Louisiana. A statement from the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Department said that the woman had been the 8-year-old boy’s “caregiver.”

“By accounts of relatives of the victim, as well as friends of the family, the victim and the juvenile had a normal, loving, relationship and even shared the same bedroom,” the statement said, according to WAFB.

At first the boy told officers that the shooting had been accidental, but then investigators came to believe that he “intentionally shot Mrs. Smothers in the back of the head as she sat in her living room watching television.”

“Although a motive for the shooting is unknown at this time investigators have learned that the juvenile suspect was playing a video game on the Play Station III ‘Grand Theft Auto IV’, a realistic game that has been associated with encouraging violence and awards points to players for killing people, just minutes before the homicide occurred,” the sheriff’s office explained.

WBRZ reported that the gun belonged to Smothers.

“Where did she have the gun, where did he see the gun, was it in his eyesight?” neighbor Johnnie Scott wondered. “That’s the thought that goes through my head.”

Under Louisiana law, the boy will not be charged.

“Those who have not reached the age of ten years are exempt from criminal responsibility,” Louisiana statute RS 14:13 says. “However, nothing in this article shall affect the jurisdiction of juvenile courts as established by the constitution and statutes of this state.”

Watch this video from WBRZ.

by Anonymousreply 808/26/2013

What the fuck is an 8 year old doing playing GTA IV?

by Anonymousreply 108/26/2013

Slaughter, Louisiana

Somehow strikes me as the name of a town that wouldn't be a suburb of Boston, for instance.

by Anonymousreply 208/26/2013

If there were more guns in the house, then granny could have grabbed one and shot her grandson!

by Anonymousreply 308/26/2013

This woman didn't die because there was a video game in the house, she died because there was a gun.

by Anonymousreply 408/26/2013

An 87 year old is vulnerable and should not be a caregiver to an 8 yr old . Sickening. I'm sure the parents are real winners.

by Anonymousreply 508/26/2013

How does an 87 year old have an 8 year old grandson?

by Anonymousreply 608/26/2013

Unfortunately R5 this is not uncommon anymore. Parents are in jail or on the streets and granny gets the kid(s) she can't handle because she's not young anymore.

by Anonymousreply 708/26/2013

If only granny had a gu-

Never mind.

by Anonymousreply 808/26/2013
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