Sarkes Corner – Another Brother on Sister Shooting
- A Mississippi boy, 9, shoots sister, 13, over video game controller. Sadly, this sister died.
Thanks to Sarkes Corner Contributor Jerry Katz for this tragic shooting story out of Mississippi.
A 13 year old Mississippi girl is dead after her 9 year old brother shot her in the back of the head when she would not hand over a video game controller.
Times for sure have changed. 55 years ago, when Sarkes was a 10 year old is St. Louis, he may have had a disagreement or two with younger sister Cindy (now Mamelian). Sarkes may have pushed Cindy down, given her a Nuggie, snapped her with a towel, or any similar innocent juvenile prank. NEVER did it occur to Sarkes to find Heat and shoot Cindy. For one thing, the Korkoian house was Heat Free.
But here we are 55 years later in Mississippi, a bright Red state. A state that typically ranks last in Education and Income. A state where the 2nd Amendment is held in high esteem, 2nd only to the Holy Bible. Mississippi is ground Zero for Trumps Base, uneducated, underemployed, rural white folk.
Monroe County, where the crime was committed, is a county on the northeast border of Mississippi next to Alabama. There are no big cities in Monroe County. Monroe County is full of simple White Folk and poor Black Folk.
What more can be said. Sarkes, a Recovering Liberal, can only spew his new Party (the GOP) Line, “our Hearts and Prayers go out to the family of the slain teenager”.
From the USA Today: A Mississippi boy, 9, shoots sister, 13, over video game controller.
Police say a 13-year old girl in Mississippi is dead after being shot in the back of head Saturday by her 9-year old brother, after she refused to give up her video game controller.
Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said the girl would not give up a video game controller when her brother wanted it. Cantrell said she was shot in the back of the head, and that the bullet went through her brain.
The girl was rushed to Le Bonheur’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Cantrell said late Sunday that she died of her injuries, WLOV-TV and other media reported.
Authorities don’t yet know how the child had access to the weapon they say he used to shoot his sister. It’s also unclear how much knowledge the boy had of the dangers of guns.
“He’s just 9. I assume he’s seen this on video games or TV,” Cantrell said. “I don’t know if he knew exactly what this would do. I can’t answer that. I do know it’s a tragedy.”