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Marie Smothers (87) was shot to death in the comfort of her home in September of 2013, while she sat in her living room. The culprit was her 8 year-old grandson. The young boy shot his grandmother in the back of the head, and psychologists and detectives say the violent Rockstar video game is to blame.

Arguably one of the most popular and successful video game franchises of all time, the Grand Theft Auto series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, and has been banned in some countries. Some psychologists say “There is a direct causal link between video games and violence.” The 8 year-old murderer claimed it was an accident, but police believed it was intentional. However, the boy was never charged due to his age.

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