Kendall Anderson, 16, killed mom with claw hammer for taking away his PlayStation: court

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Kendall Anderson, 16, killed mom with claw hammer for taking away his PlayStation: court

The article, at http://www.nydailynews.com/...">http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/02/17/2011-02-17_teen_kill..., says:

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The 16-year-old allegedly told police he decided to kill his mother, Rashida Anderson, after a 90-minute argument that culminated in her taking the video-game console away.

Anderson considered his actions before killing his 37-year-old single mother, said the judge who read the teen's statement in Philadelphia Municipal Court. The teen paced for three hours mulling over what he would do before deciding to kill her, said his confession, which he gave to a police detective.

Anderson struck her 20 times with a claw hammer while she slept.

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The teen was not known to be violent, but had been charged with stealing a laptop from his high school.

This article does not indicate to what extent, if any, Kendall was possibly addicted to playing video games on his Playstation. Also, there is the issue of how much of a factor her taking away the Playstation played in his decision compared to the argument itself and other circumstances. Perhaps additional details later will clarify these issues.

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