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Saudi Arabia: Boy (4) kills father who refused to buy PlayStation


The deceased father of the 4-year-old Saudi boy had refused to buy him a PlayStation games console.


Sean Gallup

A four-year-old boy in Saudi Arabia has shot and killed his father after he refused to buy his son a PlayStation.

AFP quotes local media as reporting that the boy took his father's pistol and shot him in the head when he returned home without the games console.

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It says the incident occurred in the southern Jizan area.

Emirates 247 says that man died instantly and describes the boy as "Saudi Arabia's youngest killer".

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The father had put the gun down while he was undressing, according to SAPA, which is when the boy picked it up and pulled the trigger.

Sony figures for November 2011 to January 2012 show that PlayStation sales have stayed steady worldwide, with the Middle East emerging as a major market.

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