In February, a jury in New Mexico has found Cody Posey, 16, guilty of two counts of murder and one count of voluntary manslaughter for killing his parents and stepsister. He was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of his thirteen-year old sister, Marilea and second-degree murder for killing his stepmother, Tryone. He received the lesser count of voluntary manslaughter for killing his father Paul who Cody claimed abused him physically and emotionally from birth until the time of the shooting.
On September 25, the victims’ relatives filed a wrongful death suit seeking an unspecified amount of damages. They named Posey, Sony Entertainment, Take-Two Interactive Software, and Rockstar Games as defendants. They claim that Grand Theft Auto is a “murder-simulation device” that caused Posey to kill his family.
We will keep you posted as we learn more.