Questions are being raised about young people and videogames after a 16 year old boy stabbed his own father with a kitchen knife at their home in Turin on Sunday, after playing on the Playstation video console.
An apparently normal game of FIFA 2009 turned into a violent attack as the father asked his son to stop playing the game. The son then cooly went to the kitchen, where his mother was ironing , took a 40cm long knife, stabbed his father in the throat then returned to the kitchen to wash and replace the utensil.
The mother and wife who had been ironing in the kitchen was shocked to see her husband approach her heavily bleeding as her son had returned to his room. She immediately called the police, and later stated that she wished to remain ‘close to both’. The young man had previously been referred to a psycologist due to learning difficulties.