When the 16-year-old Daniel Petric was caught sneaking into his house with the popular Xbox game Halo 3, his minister father, Mark Petric, would not allow him to play it. Mark took the game away from Daniel and put it inside a lockbox.
Daniel later found the game inside the lockbox which also contained a 9mm handgun. Daniel took both then went into the family's living room where he asked his parents to close their eyes, telling them that he had a surprise for them.
Mark expected a "pleasant surprise" from his son but instead felt his face go numb. Daniel had shot both of his parents in the head. His mother, Susan, later died of her injuries. On the witness stand, Mark told the court that his son felt remorse.