French Gamer Stabs Player In Revenge
Posted on Wednesday, June 2 @ 15:47:23 PST by Nicholas TanCounter-Strike player Julien Barreaux stabbed a victim, identified only as Mikhael, in real life "to see his rival wiped out for killing off his character".
For seven months, the 20-year old plotted his revenge and finally tracked his online killer, who lived only a "few miles" from Barreaux. After Mikhael opened the door, Barreaux plunged a kitchen knife into Mikhael's chest less than an inch away from his heart. Despite him making a quick escape, police arrested him within the hour.
Barreaux has been sentenced to (only) two years in jail for Grievous Bodily Harm and will be undergoing psychiatric tests and anger management classes. Judge Alexiane Potel called him a "menace to society" and stated, "I am frankly terrified of the disproportionate reaction you could have if someone looked at you the wrong way in the street." Whatever it is, Potel, I suggest you stay from sharp objects for the next seven months.
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