MS- Sheriff: 9-year-old shoots, kills older sister in video game controller dispute

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  1. JoeFromLB

    JoeFromLB Active Member

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    Awful!

    http://wreg.com/2018/03/19/sheriff-...lder-sister-in-video-game-controller-dispute/

    MONROE COUNTY, Miss. — A 13-year-old girl who was fighting for her life at a Memphis hospital after her brother allegedly shot her in the head over a video game controller has died.

    WTVA reported the girl – identified as Dijonae White – died around 6:45 p.m. Sunday at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

    According to reports, the 9-year-old boy got angry after the girl wouldn’t give up the video game controller when her brother wanted it on Saturday. He says the boy shot the girl in the back of the head and that the bullet entered her brain.
     
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  3. MaryG12

    MaryG12 Active Member

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    Where were the parents?
     
  4. Presley78

    Presley78 Member

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    From the above article:

    ‘The child’s mother was in another room feeding the other children when the shot was fired. She called 911 and the child was rushed to Memphis for treatment.’

    Unbelievable.


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  5. LadyL

    LadyL Active Member

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    geezuz
     
  6. SouthernCutie

    SouthernCutie New Member

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    Sadly this happens too often in Shelby County and here in Davidson County TN. Parents have got to learn to either secure and lock their weapons away or never bring them in the house. So could have been prevented IMO

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  7. Ibiz

    Ibiz Back to work again.

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    Very horrifying news.
     
  8. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    A 9 yr old? :no:
     
  9. Wish I Knew

    Wish I Knew Living with Butterflies

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    Is it even possibmle to calculate the lives ruine over this stupidity?

    1) little girl
    2) mother
    3) siblings
    4) father
    5) Grandparents
    6) playmates
    7) the 9 year old murderer.....wonder what awesome outcome this kid will have.

    Pfffff......
     
  10. MsMarple

    MsMarple Well-Known Member

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    And where was the gun that was so easily gotten to - apparently not in a gun safe. In a house full of children.
     
  11. JoeFromLB

    JoeFromLB Active Member

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    The nine-year-old will probably be in juvenile custody for a few years, then be let loose on the world. We may not have heard the last from him.

    Tragedy all around.
     
  12. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

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    I know this is a controversial topic, but I am curious about what kind of video game they were playing. How does a 9 year old come up with the idea of solving a dispute with a gun?

    If it was a violent video game, I realize that very few 9 year olds would grab a gun in the middle of a game and shoot someone. So some will say the violent video games don’t influence behavior. But without viewing violent TV, movies and playing video games how else would a child this young even have that idea enter his mind? Parents? Older siblings? News programs? It’s hard for me to comprehend and it’s so very sad. Children need to be taught from a very young age to respect human life, even in pretend situations. JMO
     
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    MsMarple Well-Known Member

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    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article205976849.html
     

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