A 16-year-old Italian boy in Turin has cut his father's throat after a dispute over the FIFA Soccer 2009 Playstation video game, national media said on Monday.
The boy is said to have lost his temper after his father kept giving him advice on what moves to make. The teenager then snapped "I know how to play myself" and swore at his father.
His enraged dad then switched off the console without letting his son finish the match.
The boy then took a knife from the kitchen, returned to the living room and silently stabbed his father in the neck. He then calmly washed the knife and went to his bedroom.
His mother found her husband bleeding and called the ambulance and police. The man was in a critical condition, but survived.
The teenager admitted his guilt and was taken to a juvenile correctional facility. An investigation is underway.
Video games, which are primarily aimed and marketed for children and young adults, have long been studied for links to addiction and aggression.
ROME, January 25 (RIA Novosti)
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