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4-year-old Saudi boy kills father over PlayStation

By Yukio Strachan     Apr 23, 2012 in World
An angry four-year-old Saudi boy shot and killed his father after the man returned home from shopping without a PlayStation, Saudi media reported on Monday.
“The the child, aged four years and seven months, grabbed his father’s pistol and shot him in the head,” according to the Arabic language daily, Al-Sharq, a Saudi newspaper, Cairo's Bikya Masr news reports.
While some media reports suggest the death was an accident, RT news writes, Arabic media says the boy is youngest killer in Saudi Arabia.
According to the newspaper, AFP writes, the child had asked his father to buy him a PlayStation and the shooting took place after the man returned home without the desired object.
As the father was undressing,he put the weapon down, which the child then grabbed and fired at him from close range, the bullet struck him in the head. He was taken to the hospital, where he passed away after a half hour.
Bikya Masr also reports that Saudi Arabia has suffered from many crimes in last five months committed by small children, due to a parent’s neglect, according to a new study published in the same newspaper.
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