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

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by JoeFromLB, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. JoeFromLB

    JoeFromLB Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,341
    Likes Received:
    991
    Trophy Points:
    113
    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.
     


  2. MaryG12

    MaryG12 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,552
    Likes Received:
    2,596
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Where were the parents?
     
  3. Presley78

    Presley78 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    279
    Trophy Points:
    63
    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.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  4. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,320
    Likes Received:
    13,823
    Trophy Points:
    113
    geezuz
     
  5. SouthernCutie

    SouthernCutie Active Member

    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    28
    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

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
    ETA letter
     
  6. Ibiz

    Ibiz Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

    Messages:
    1,783
    Likes Received:
    2,285
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Very horrifying news.
     
  7. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

    Messages:
    54,362
    Likes Received:
    79,815
    Trophy Points:
    113
    A 9 yr old? :no:
     
  8. Wish I Knew

    Wish I Knew Living with Butterflies

    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    666
    Trophy Points:
    93
    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......
     
  9. MsMarple

    MsMarple Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,906
    Likes Received:
    19,826
    Trophy Points:
    113
    And where was the gun that was so easily gotten to - apparently not in a gun safe. In a house full of children.
     
  10. JoeFromLB

    JoeFromLB Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,341
    Likes Received:
    991
    Trophy Points:
    113
    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.
     
  11. Lilibet

    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

    Messages:
    13,347
    Likes Received:
    22,369
    Trophy Points:
    113
    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
     
  12. MsMarple

    MsMarple Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,906
    Likes Received:
    19,826
    Trophy Points:
    113
    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article205976849.html
     

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice