writes "In January we discussed Daniel Petric being found guilty of murdering his mother and shooting his father over their taking away Halo 3 from him. The judge sentenced Petric today to 23 to life instead of the prosecution's plea of life without parole. Judge Burge of Lorain County Ohio continued his criticism of violent video games saying, "I feel confident that if there were no such thing as violent video games, I wouldn't know Daniel Petric," Burge said. In practicing judicial activism Burge said he was hoping to impact the future concerning prevention of crimes relating to video game violence. During the trial portion of this case, Burge said the youth's addiction to the game altered his brain in the same way an addiction to drugs did. The closing remarks by both lawyers, Daniel's father and the the judge are available on Youtube . Source: here "