Child Dies in Mortal Kombat Inspired Death
« Thread started on: Jan 13th, 2008, 7:13pm »
Mortal Kombat made national headlines today, this time in part to a tragic child's death in Colorado. From the article:
JOHNSTOWN, Colo. (AP) — Two teens have been charged with killing the 7-year-old sister of one of them by beating her with imitations of moves from the "Mortal Kombat" video game, prosecutors said.
Lamar Roberts, 17, and Heather Trujillo, 16, were charged as *****s on one count each of felony child abuse causing death, state prosecutor Robert Miller said in court documents released Wednesday and filed a day earlier. According to a police affidavit, the teens were baby-sitting Trujillo's half-sister, Zoe Garcia, on Dec. 6 while the girl's mother was at work. Zoe lost consciousness and stopped breathing after the teens hit, kicked and body-slammed her, imitating moves used in the video game, the document said.