A 15 year old Romanian boy Ionut Savin stabbed his adoptive mother 17 times after she refused to pay the internet bill. She felt that Ionut spent too much time on the computer playing games. Ultimately she felt this was the only way to help him break his “addiction.”
After stabbing his mother, the boy stole all the money in the house he could find and then went to a local internet café. Once at the café, he played Counter-Strike for several hours. The mothers body was found by her husband when he returned home from work that evening. The couple was supposed to be celebrating 16 years of marriage that evening.
Distraught, the husband called the police immediately after his wife’s lifeless body was discovered. Ionut quickly turned himself in and very calmly stated to police, “I think I’m the one you’re looking for.” He then showed the police where he had tossed the weapon he used to stab his mother.
Ionut Savin was known to be “dependent” on video games and spent most of his time on the computer playing games and browsing the web. His “addiction” caused him to miss over 200 days of school and to have almost no social life at all outside of the internet. Ionut Savin is now hospitalized under guard in a psychiatric clinic.
Killer minor, “educated” computer [Adevarul]