A 14 year old boy has been charged with first-degree murder and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse after shooting his mother multiple times with a rifle back in March.
Iowa teenager Noah Crooks admitted both to killing and attempting to rape his mother, Gretchen, 37 on a call placed to 911 after the incident took place the evening of March 24, 2012.
The call was played back for jurors earlier this week as Crooks’ trial began. While speaking to a 911 dispatcher, Crooks also talked about playing Call of Duty — his mother had taken away his gaming controller three hours before the killing over bad school grades.
I’m not joking at all. She’s dead. I’m scared. I killed my mom with my .22
When the police arrived at Crooks’ home, Gretchen Crooks was found laying on the sofa naked from the waist down, having sustained over twenty gunshot wounds. In the dispatch call, Crooks said he couldn’t believe what he had done.
Tell them my weapon is empty. I just wish it was a dream so I could wake up and I could kiss her and hug her
Crooks said during the 911 call.
As the trial began the morning of May 1st, Defense attorney William Kutmus said a child psychiatrist would be testifying that Crooks suffers from intermittent explosive disorder, a behavioral disorder that can cause recurring, spontaneous outbursts of violent or aggressive behavior.
What do you think? Is this a result of violence in video games, or is it all to do with the personality of the person? Let us know in the comments.