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Old 04-01-09, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default Father killed partner who became hooked on Sony PlayStation

Malcolm Palmer, 62, turned on the mother of his three children after she became hooked on the violent Grand Theft Auto driving game.

He was forced to sleep on a sofa in their conservatory as Carol Cannom, 46, stayed up all night with the 37-inch plasma television screen she brought into their room for her all-night gaming sessions.


He would play on the computer until midnight, after which Ms Cannom would take over, regularly staying up until five or six in the morning, Lincoln Crown Court was told.

"Carol quickly became hooked. He was very unhappy about the amount of time she was playing on the PlayStation," said John Pini QC for the prosecution.

The court yesterday (Monday) heard how Palmer had also become convinced that she was having an affair, and went into a violent rage when she told him she wanted him to move out in November last year, threatening that he would never get to see their children again.

That evening he attacked her with two knives, inflicting 20 separate wounds to her upper chest. The murder was overhead by their son James, who called 999 before Palmer grabbed the phone and told emergency operators: "I'm sorry. I think I've killed her."

Defence lawyer Timothy Spencer QC told the court: "The genesis of this tragedy bizarrely lies with the purchase of the PlayStation."

Palmer, who is a retired Heathrow airport worker, admitted the murder and will be sentenced on Wednesday.


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Old 04-01-09, 12:14 PM   #2
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This proves consoles are evil.
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Old 04-01-09, 12:24 PM   #3
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Would be kind of laughable if there weren't kids involved...
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Fuc IDIOTS in this world, manking is the worst that ever happen mother earth, we are just parasites some better then others thought!
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Almost got me for a split second and then i remembered on the BBC website or was it The Metro that some major papers will be posting hoax stories on April 1st
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Old 04-01-09, 01:08 PM   #6
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you sure this is April fools? probably not

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If it is April Fools I don't find it very funny.
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Source is UK, afaik April Fools is USA only. In Spain we have this jokes day on December 28th
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Nope if this was supposed to be a joke then shoot the bastard that come up with it.
A joke like this is stepping way over line!
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We do April fools in the UK as well.
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