Spiked Bat Inspired By Dead Rising 2 Used In Gruesome Slaying

Spiked Bat Inspired By Dead Rising 2 Used In Gruesome Slaying

The heir to a €50 million ($72,000) fortune has confessed to killing his father with a spiked bat he said was inspired by the weapon in Dead Rising 2. Other ties to video gaming, to say nothing of the wealth involved, have helped in riveting Spain’s attention to the June 30 slaying of Andreu Bennasar Coll.

Andreu Tur Coll, 18, confessed in court on Friday to the killing, reports El Mundo. He said that two months ago he had fashioned the spiked bat in imitation of the Dead Rising weapon. It had three nails, all of them about four inches long.

“As if it were a macabre coincidence, the violent video game eventually became a reality,” reported Diario de Mallorca.

It’s not the only connection to gaming. Andreu’s accomplice, Francisco Zaragoza Abbas Rodriguez, 20, is someone he met while playing Call of Duty online. Diario reports that the younger Coll said he and Abbas would play up to 12 hours at a time. He was also a big fan of Infamous 2 and Assassin’s Creed III, reports Diario, and played online under the handle of “TacticoMen.”

Together, the two used the spiked bat, a vase, a hammer and a large speaker to bludgeon Andreu’s father. Police say he was hit by the spiked bat 40 times.

Why? Money would seem to be an obvious motive. Coll’s father had recently made him the sole heir to his €50 million fortune amassed, ironically enough, from the sale of arcade games and gambling machines. Coll had gone to live with his dad even though he said he got along better with his mother, and claimed that his father psychologically abused him, especially at work, where he was paid a small salary.

The two accomplices, both surfers, are described almost as brothers, and one lawyer for Coll said he was essentially manipulated by the older Abbas. Detailed reports of the gruesome killing say Abbas was the one who swung the spiked bat. Coll finished off his father by slamming a large stereo speaker on his head.

The two apparently had plotted the elder Coll’s death for some time, at one point trying to slip a huge dosage of sleeping pills into a cake.

Both were arrested shortly after the funeral. They staged the body to look like a robbery turned deadly, then spent hours cleaning the murder scene, but were found out when trace amounts of blood tied them to the killing.

El violento videojuego que se convirtió en realidad [Diario de Mallorca]
El parricida de Alaró empleó un palo con clavos similar al de un videojuego [El Mundo]


  • I think you’ll find 50,000,000 Euro = AUD $71,338,101.49

    Much more impressive than $72 000.

  • “The heir to a €50 million ($72,000) …”

    Obviously not the Aussie dollar then.

  • I feel I shouldnt nit-pick the small details, but the fact that the currency converted amount is wrong really irritates me!

    But in relation to actual story, thats pretty savage. Hopefully the media doesnt try too hard to make a scapegoat out of gaming.

    • Savage is right. Hit by the spiked bat FORTY TIMES? At what point during that bashing did they then decide to go for a vase, speakers, and a hammer? Jesus.

      • It would lend some weight to the argument he had some serious issues with his father. Takes a lot of anger to go that far.

        • Only other thing I can think of is that they were physically incapable of finishing the guy off, or the father was too hard for it and kept struggling. Or a combo of both. Kid looks pretty thin in that picture. If he wasn’t hitting the guy in the right place (temples, sternum, throat), then yeah… that could take quite a few whacks before shock/blood loss did him in. NOT a nice way to go. :/

  • his father psychologically abused him, especially at work, where he was paid a small salary

    Probably told him he had to work for a living, work his way up through the company etc instead of just paying him a fat allowance. Man, icing your dad like that, that’s cold.

  • Although what I’m about to say is logical to most, and it’s something that won’t be focused on in the media, but this kid obviously had a mental illness if he is influenced by media that easily.

  • Great, here we go again….
    the guy clearly has issues but sure enough – they’re gonna say that games made him do it.
    Any games out there where you plot your fathers death, because you’re a pathetic, spoiled little brat?

  • A bat with nails in it?

    Has to be inspired by a video game, he could never have invented that sort of advanced weaponry himself!

  • spiked bat from Dead Rising 2? People have used spiked bats in movies and real life for a long long long time.

  • I’m pretty sure I’ve seen spiked bats in heaps of movies waaaaay before Dead Rising 2, Saw 2 (i think?) comes to mind.

  • Wait what hitting him with the spiked bat 40 times, the vase or the hammer WASN’T what killed him but the speaker to the head was. Holy shit what did they do spend 30 minutes just hitting him in the arms and legs or something. If I was the police there is no way I would think that was just some random robbery turned deadly what they did to the body shows some serious anger against that guy.

  • “As if it were a macabre coincidence, the violent video game eventually became a reality,” was his dad a zombie?

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