Teen kills grandma for interrupting game

By Reinir Padua, The Philippine Star

Posted at Mar 09 2014 10:20 AM | Updated as of Mar 09 2014 06:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Scolded and interrupted while playing the popular computer game Defense Of The Ancients (DOTA), a teenager beat to death his own grandmother in Quezon City Friday night.

The 17-year-old boy could not remember what actually happened, Police Officer 3 Jaime de Jesus said.

De Jesus said the 68-year-old grandmother died on the scene due to wounds in the head, neck and chest. She also had defense wounds on her arms.

The boy said he was playing DOTA at a computer shop in their neighborhood when his grandmother fetched him at around 6 p.m. When they arrived home, she scolded him. It was during this that the attack happened.

The boy told police he blacked out and the next thing he knew, he was already cleaning the evidence of the crime he committed in their house in Barangay Batasan Hills.

He went to his aunt, who lives in the area of Pantranco, at around 10 p.m. to tell her what happened.

De Jesus said the washbasin used to clean up the house was found next to the grandmother’s body.

Police officers also found bloodstained ceramic shards of what appeared to be a smashed vase in a garbage bin in the front yard.

When the boy and the aunt returned to the house, the aunt sought assistance from barangay officials and police officers. The victim lived alone with the boy, whom she had raised herself.

The aunt told police the boy was always scolded by his grandmother. The boy came from a broken home; his parents have families of their own.

The boy has been turned over to the custody of social workers.