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7-year-old killed with Mortal Kombat moves
Thursday 20-Dec-2007 9:59 AM Drunk teens batter girl with MK imitations, face 48 years in jail
Two teenagers have been arrested after killing a seven-year-old girl by immitating moves from the Mortal Kombat games say prosecutors.
We’ve all shouted “GET OVER HERE” and pretended to uppercut a mate in the face in our yoof, but Heather Trujillo, 16, and Lamar Roberts, 17, went way further under the influence when they “hit, kicked and body-slammed” Trujillo’s half sister, Zoe Garcia, until she lost consciousness.
The two teens were supposed to be babysitting little Garcia, on December 6, when they seized the opportunity to drink alcohol and immitate Mortal Kombat moves on the child.
Trujillo, according to released documents, admitted she’d “punched her in the stomach, karate chopped her lower arms, punched and pinched the victim’s thighs, kicked her in the shins, slapped her stomach and buttocks and poked at the victim’s chest.”
Witnesses say Roberts performed a back kick on Garcia, from which she did not get up. He then cracked an egg in her mouth, apparently to check if she was faking unconsciousness.
When Garcia regained consciousness Trujillo sent her to bed, according to the documents, but she stopped breathing 15 minutes later.
They reportedly tried to revive Garcia, but she later died in hospital. The autopsy showed she had suffered a broken wrist, bleeding in the neck, swelling of the brain and more than 20 bruises.
Roberts claimed he was downstairs playing videogames while Trujillo wrestled with Garcia upstairs. A witness said later, however, that Roberts told her he’d kicked Garcia.
The two teens of Jamestown, Colorado, who said they didn’t stop the attack because they were drunk, are being held on trial for child abuse causing death, and face up to 48 years imprisonment.
Ah, video games. Designed by someone who never went outside, interacted with society, or ate healthy. Sadly, I am not surprised by this story. Some of these video games are more violent than life itself. I hardly ever played video games as a child. The only games I played were baseball or football games. How do kids enjoy shooting people or things? That should be a red flag for most people, but I guess it’s not. I did simple things when I was a child – like run and laugh and play wiffleball.