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Young Girl Dies after Teens re-act "Mortal Kombat"

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Nightwind Hawk    72

2 Accused In Death Were Reenacting 'Mortal Kombat'

GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4/AP) ― Two teens accused of trying to imitate the "Mortal Kombat" video game have been charged in the death of the 7-year-old half-sister of one of the teens.

Lamar Roberts, 17 of Westminster, and Heather Trujillo, 16 of Johnstown, were arrested Tuesday night. Both were charged as adults in the case.

Johnstown police responded to a home Dec. 6 and found Zoe Garcia, 7, not breathing. Garcia was taken to North Colorado Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The teens were baby-sitting Garcia, Trujillo's half-sister, on Dec. 6 while the sisters' mother, Dana Trujillo, 30, was at work. A phone number for the Trujillos could not be found. Court documents say the teens began wrestling, supposedly playing "Mortal Kombat."

Zoe lost consciousness after being hit, kicked, and body-slammed to the floor, an affidavit said. She also stopped breathing.

Trujillo and Roberts tried reviving Zoe under running water and attempted CPR before calling the sisters' mother and then 911, according to affidavits.

Roberts told police he was downstairs playing video games while the sisters wrestled upstairs, but a witness quoted in the affidavit said Roberts told her he had kicked the girl.

Full story: http://cbs4denver.com/crime/child.abuse.te...s.2.614284.html

This is so sad... :( There's a video news-report on that page.

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Damo R.    29,658

Wow :|

That game was always violent but you don't really expect people to do the moves for real!

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spenser.d    1,100
Wow :|

That game was always violent but you don't really expect people to do the moves for real!

No, especially not when they're 16 and 17. Idiots. Why on earth would you go and try to reenact that game, especially on a 7 year old girl.

-Spenser

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Sethos    270

I am shocked, really feel sorry for the kid & parents :(

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CrimsonBetrayal    43

16 and 17?? More like 3 and 4. What the hell? I have nothing more to say than I am speechless, what were they thinking? Oh wait, they obviously weren't.

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+warwagon    13,300
hit, kicked, and body-slammed to the floor,

sorry but I kind of chuckled at that.

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goji    30

Waiting for Jack Thompson's "I told you so moment".

Tragic nevertheless.

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ThaCrip    653

the game cannot be blamed... the kids who did this where clearly pretty stupid if they actually hit/kicked/body slamed that young kid on the floor "for real"!

can people actually be THAT STUPID? ... cause theres a thing called "Common Sense" , but it appears they lacked this very basic of human senses :( wtf!?!?

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CrimsonBetrayal    43
the game cannot be blamed... the kids who did this where clearly pretty stupid if they actually hit/kicked/body slamed that young kid on the floor "for real"!

can people actually be THAT STUPID? ... cause theres a thing called "Common Sense" , but it appears they lacked this very basic of human senses :( wtf!?!?

Correction:

It _Used_ to be common sense. I officially renamed it rare sense a few years ago when I realized the world was insane and braindead. ;)

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YaZoR    0

Hit it on the head there. People with a lack of common sense blame computer games.

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CrimsonBetrayal    43

Thats because computer games can't defend themselves.

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Jase    130

Random kids win... Babality! :pacifier:

Edited by Jase

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Cheshire Cat    0

I like the way that a game is instantly blamed, despite the fact that things like bodyslams are regularly done in wrestling on tv and wrestling has always seemed to be a bit of an american fascination to me..... So blame that instead :yes:

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Kravex    139
Waiting for Jack Thompson's "I told you so moment".

Yeah, the only guy who will be glad this happened, which is kinda twisted really.

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Antaris    83
sorry but I kind of chuckled at that.

Don't worry, you're not going to hell....maybe... :ninja:

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Shof    0

and this is game is how OLD?, along with it took soo long to finally link a death to that game

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Neo-Phi    0

OMG.....in christmas time.....!!!!

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Hell-In-A-Handbasket    277

if he tried to rip out the kids heart yelling " Fatality " or something i could see the link.

can you even body slam in the MK Series anyway

and this is game is how OLD?, along with it took soo long to finally link a death to that game

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spacer    988
if he tried to rip out the kids heart yelling " Fatality " or something i could see the link.

Yeah, I don't understand the link either. It just seems like the media just randomly picked some violent game for a scapegoat. I, for one, am getting sick and tired of videogames being blamed for human stupidity.

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CelticWhisper    6
Waiting for Jack Thompson's "I told you so moment".

Tragic nevertheless.

If that ambulance-chasing worm exploits this as some warped publicity stunt I'm going to find him and pull his limbs off myself.

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Damo R.    29,658

Why when I read this again did I think of "finish him"...

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Antaris    83

Your right, there is nothing that really says it was "Mortal Combat", the media always need something to blame..

hit, kicked, and body-slammed
That sounds more like wrestling...

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Corris    42

Oh yea, defiantly Video Games fault, in no way was this the teens fault for being so stupid and not having the common sense to not do such a thing to a 7 year old.

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wv@gt    2,630

Im just waiting for Jack Thomson to come out and speak about this lol :)

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KamiQuazi    0
Why when I read this again did I think of "finish him"...

Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that. Or Flawless Victory.

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