A 19-year Spaniard who had killed his girlfriend's baby because he was bothering him during his video game, has been found guilty Friday by a tribunal. His sentence will be announced next week.
The young man confessed to having struck the baby but without intending to kill him. He was charged with having committed his act after the baby touched him, which then caused the young man to lose the video game he was playing.
He then laid on top of the baby for several minutes. When the baby stopped moving, the young man started a new game. The mother discovered the dead child upon her return.
Attorney for the defense pleaded that his insensitivity was caused by several consecutive days spent playing video games, an argument that was not sustained by the court. The young man could face 25 years imprisonment.
"All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is what is called damnation." ___W.H. Auden