A 21-year-old Anhui man surnamed Sun was arrested on July 13 after police connected him to the killing of a local woman. The victim, surnamed Wang, was found bleeding from hammer wounds in a rural area of Anhui’s Xuqiao township. When Sun was apprehended by police, he explained that violent video games were the real culprits.
Tech in Asia translated the story from Anhui News, and reports:
It turned out that he had elicited help from his victim by pretending that his motorcycle was broken, and when she offered to assist he smashed her in the head with an iron hammer before escaping on the bike. He claims that this impulse was caused by his love of violent video games, and his desire to seek out the same kind of violence in real life.
[Tech in Asia continues] Sonic the Hedgehog fans do not sprint around at top speed trying to eat gold rings, and fans of Madden American football games do not tackle strangers in real life. Sun’s claim that his violence was caused by video games is nothing more than cheap trick to evade responsibility for his actions.