Schizo Teen Goes On Drunken Axe Rampage After FIFA Losing Streak

A schizophrenic teenager who killed a grandmother with an axe during a drunken rampage after a FIFA losing streak went on trial this week.

After losing three games of FIFA 2008 against his younger brother and a friend, James Callaghan, 17, polished off a bottle of vodka, armed himself with an axe and a knife, and stormed into the night near Yorkshire, England.

Callaghan attacked several teens with the axe, knocking one to the ground, threatened a cyclist and finally attacked a 65-year-old widow, bludgeoning and stabbing the woman to death before trying to break into a neighbour's home while demanding alcohol.

The court heard that Callaghan had a history of undiagnosed schizophrenia, and that he was known by his friends to be violent after drinking alcohol. The Daily Mail article also points out that FIFA losing-streak and that Callaghan "also played the computer game Grand Theft Auto, which sends the player's character on a violent crime spree".

It's a terrifying and sad story, but it sounds like anything could have set Callaghan off — it just happened to be a video game.

Teenager killed widow with axe in drink-fuelled rage after losing a computer game to his brother [Daily Mail]


Comments

    What'd you expect? FIFA 2008 is rubbish.

    Oh yeah, it was the game's fault... not the alcohol, schizophrenia and history of violence.

      Well that's because people were never crazy-ass mothers like this until about 35 years ago. So it has to be games.

    Who the hell plays FIFA. What a douche. We should all line up and get a shot to kick him in the nuts.

    Lets see him Rage Quit his way out of this.

    OH NOES! GTA strikes again it seems! /sarcasm

    *Sigh* if GTA sends people of violent killing sprees, then WHY AREN'T FREAKING 10 MILLION PEOPLE GOING AROUND SHOOTING PEOPLE!

    "Oh yeah, it was the game’s fault… not the alcohol, schizophrenia and history of violence."

    Sheesh relax, it was sarcasm :p

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