In one most horrifying game addiction stories yet, a man “stabbed his partner to death after she threw him out of their bedroom so she could spend the nights playing on a Sony PlayStation console,” says The Telegraph.
The man, Malcolm Palmer, 62, who lives in Lincolnshire, England, admitted murdering Carol Cannom, 46, says the BBC.
“In the months leading up to the murder, Palmer was forced out of the couple’s bedroom and forced to spend hours in the cold conservatory watching a portable television while his partner played games on the Playstation in the warm,” says the story.
The couple fhad been together for 30 years, “but their relationship soured after they bought the console for their 10-year-old son James,” says The Telegraph, going on:
“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.”
Palmer has been jailed for a minimum of 14 years