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Appeals court to hear Moore case:

Devin Moore, aka the GTA Killer, is appealing his conviction in the murders of two Alabama police officers and a dispatcher. When he was arrested Moore said “Life is a video game. Everybody has to die sometime.”

Of course, during his trial, The One Who Shall Not Be Named got involved and claimed that Moore’s violence was caused by the infamous Grand Theft Auto video game. The Nameless One went as far as to file lawsuits against the game manufacturer and the game retailer.

The video game defense wasn’t even allowed into Moore’s trial. Moore was convicted and sentenced to death.

Now Moore and his attorneys are appealing his conviction using the video game argument again…

Moore, now 22, claimed the video game “Grand Theft Auto” and childhood abuse influenced his decision-making. His theory was rejected and the video game defense was disallowed during trial. He was convicted on Aug. 9, 2005, and later sentenced to death.

Moore’s attorney, James Standridge, had said that his client suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Standridge argued that when Moore was in a Â?dissociative state” he automatically reverted to scripted behavior influenced by his repetitive video game exposure and childhood abuse.

If the video game defense wasn’t even allowed into the trial what makes them think it will work in the appeal. If this actually works then there is no justice anymore.

Link via Game Politics.

5 thoughts on “GTA Killer appeals conviction

  1. Jim says:

    It wont work. Intelligent people know that your actions are based on your own decisions not what your video game tells you to do.

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  2. ZappaCrappa says:

    Maybe I can go beat a couple of mutants with a ball bat and claim that it was MLB2K08 that made me do it! :-O

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  3. Jim says:

    good thing there are not any games involving rape. 😛

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  4. ZappaCrappa says:

    Uhhh…actually…I’m pretty sure there are :-O

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  5. Jim says:

    I mean REAL games, not those shit games that mutants make online. the closest game is Leisure Suit Larry and the basis of THAT game, Enders has perfected (jerking off a lot and hoping a hot girl will notice him). 😛

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