Not "blamed", just "mentioned".
By Tim Colwill on November 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm
An unnamed, violent video game has been mentioned in the murder trial of Viengsavanh Phanekham, a resident of Ambarvale in NSW, in the Supreme Court today.
Crown prosecutor Gina O’Rourke said in court that Phanekham was playing a “violent action hacker, slasher” game prior to the his murder of his neighbour in June 2012.
Phanekham has pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor didn’t go so far as to say the game directly caused his actions, but it seems the intent was to imply a causation, or at the very least to use violent video games as a way to impugn his character.
We’ve applied to the Supreme Court to have the name of the game released and will let you know what we discover.
The trial is ongoing.
Source: NineMSN (Thanks, Alex)