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Italian Teen Stabs Dad Over Game Advice

An Italian teen, ironically named Mario, was arrested after allegedly stabbing his father in the neck after an argument about game tactics. 46-year old Fabrizio was recovering in the hospital after being stabbed by his son with a 15-inch kitchen knife.

The argument stemmed from Fabrizio giving Mario advice on how to play his game, FIFA Soccer 09. Mario had received the game a few days earlier as a birthday present. He then turned off the television when his son’s behavior took a turn for the worse. The mother reported that she saw her son come into the kitchen and rinse off the knife in front of her, and leave it on the counter to dry. She didn’t have any clue what happened until her husband stumbled in, clutching his bloodied throat.

“I saw Mario come back into the room, he seemed calm, he went to the sink and I noticed him washing a knife,” she told the newspaper. “Then my husband came into the room with a hand round his neck, dripping blood.”

After the attack the teenager shut himself in his bedroom, but made no resistance when the police came to take him away.

“Mario is obsessed. He’s forever playing on his PlayStation, and we bought him FIFA 2009 because we didn’t want him playing violent games,” according to his mother.