Video games seized from teen's home

Acting on a Florida lawyer's suggestion that violent video games may have figured in Tuesday's slaying of a West Feliciana Parish man, sheriff's deputies searched the home of one teenage suspect again on Thursday.

West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Capt. Spence Dilworth said deputies seized several video games rated "M" for "Mature" from the residence of Kurt Edward Neher, 16, but the detective said he is not drawing any conclusions from his findings.

"I think it goes beyond video games, but who's to say?" Dilworth said of the slaying of Michael Gore, 55, of 10077 La. 421, St. Francisville.

Jack Thompson of Coral Gables, Fla., said Friday he suggested that West Feliciana Parish sheriff's detectives look at the violent video game angle as a possible motive because published reports of Gore's injuries "raised a red flag" in his, Thompson's, mind.

Thompson is active in efforts to ban obscenity and violence in various media and has filed lawsuits alleging connections between violent crimes and video games.

News source: The Advocate

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