Morbidology the Podcast – 94: Susan Petric

Podcast released on: 5th April 2021

Wellington, Ohio, is a quaint village around 40 miles south-west of Cleveland surrounded by rolling fields. In 2007, it was the scene of a grisly crime that would cause irreversible damage to a well-known and well-loved family and in the aftermath, would reignite the debate over teenagers and violent videogames.


Wellington, Ohio, is a quaint village around 40 miles south-west of Cleveland surrounded by rolling fields. In 2007, it was the scene of a grisly crime that would cause irreversible damage to a well-known and well-loved family and in the aftermath, would reignite the debate over teenagers and violent videogames.

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Audio Sources:

“Daniel Petric – The Kid Who Killed His Mom And Shot His Dad | Kids Who Kill”

“Daniel Petric Sentencing”

“Did Halo Video Game Drive Son to Murder? – Pt. 1 – Crime Watch Daily”

“Accused Murderer Daniel Petric Speaks from Behind Bars”

“Petric Murder trial. Prosecution opening”

“Petric trial defense opening”

“Teen Violence”

Sources:

The Associated Press News Service, 22 October, 2007 – “16-Year-Old Suspected of Killing Mother”

The Plain Dealer, 22 October, 2007 – “Son Responsible for Tragic Acts”

The Associated Press News Service, 23 October, 2007 – “Teen Accused of Killing Mother”

The Associated Press News Service, 23 October, 2007 – “Teen Calm After Arrest”

The Morning Journal, 23 October, 2007 – “Minister’s Son to be tried as Adult”

The Plain Dealer, 23 October, 2007 – “Loving Child Called a Killer”

The Associated Press News Service, 26 October, 2007 – “Judge Allows Teen Accused of Killing Mom to Attend Church Viewing”

The Morning Journal, 27 October, 2007 – “Son Allowed to Visit Slain Mother Before Burial”

The Associated Press News Service, 28 October, 2007 – “Pastor’s Wife Remembered for her Laugh”

The Associated Press News Service, 9 November, 2007 – “Teen Accused of Killing Mom to be Tried as Adult”

The Plain Dealer, 10 November, 2007 – “Teenage Murder Suspect to be Tried as Adult”

The Morning Herald, 10 November, 2007 – “Petric Set for Adult Court”

The Associated Press News Service, 30 November, 2007 – “Ohio Pastor Says he Forgives Son Accused of Wife’s Murder”

The Associated Press News Service, 20 December, 2007 – “Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Mother’s Shooting Death”

The Morning Journal, 27 December, 2007 – “Petric Prosecutors Object to Visits”

The Associated Press News Service, 28 December, 2007 – “Clergyman Shot in Attack can Visit Jail”

The Associated Press News Service, 15 December, 2008 – “Son Promised Surprised, Opened Fire”

FOX – 8 WJW, 16 December, 2008 – “Defense Rests in Trial of Teen Who Killed Mother”

The Plain Dealer, 16 December, 2008 – “Killing Laid to Dispute Over Halo 3”

The Associated Press News Service, 17 December, 2008 – “Ohio Teen Who Shot Parents Just Popped”

The Plain Dealer, 17 December, 2008 – “Lawyers to Make Closing Remarks in Petric Trial Today”

The Plain Dealer, 18 December, 2008 – “Verdict in Petric Trial Will Come in January”

The Associated Press News Service, 12 January, 2009 – “Teen Convicted of Killing Mother Over Video Game”

The Morning Journal, 12 January, 2009 – “Petric Convicted of Killing Mom, Shooting Dad”

Associated Press Archive, 16 June, 2009 – “Ohio Teen Who Killed Over Video Game Gets 23 Years”

FOX – 8 WJW, 8 June, 2011 – “Pastor Says He Forgives Son For Killing Wife”

Dayton Daily News, 15 August, 2010 – “Gratification Short Lived”

The Facts, 28 August, 2013 – “Responsibility for Violent Acts is Within”

The Morning Journal, 15 October, 2015 – “Wellington Man Appeals Conviction in Halo 3 Murder”

https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/internet-gaming

University of Oxford, 13 February, 2019 – “Violent Video Games are Not Associated with Adolescent Aggression, New Study Finds”

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