The New Zealand Herald has reported that a twenty-eight year-old unemployed man has been charged with the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a twenty-four year-old prostitute.
The woman’s body was discovered in the Avon River in Christchurch. Her hands were tied and it seems that she has been run over by a car several times and then propped against a wall and driven into once. Witnesses have testified to hearing someone laughing while committing the heinous crime. Police have found the Honda Integra that was used in the crime.
Comparisons between the crime and video games Carmageddon, the Postal series, and the Grand Theft Auto series are causing people to wonder if video games played a role in the crime. No official connection has been discovered yet.
We will keep you posted.