15-year-old teenager Hughstan Schlicker decided to kill his father after his father blocked access to MySpace.
Schlicker said he often spent entire days on MySpace and couldn’t cope when his father cut off his access to the site.
“It felt like I was stabbed with a knife and it went straight through and … no matter how hard I pulled, I couldn’t pull out the knife,” Schlicker said, according to an interview transcript in the police report.
As with any disturbing case, one can only guess as to what exactly was going through this kid’s head. Was he simply a crazed MySpace addict, or was there more below the surface? In the article he says he hated his father. Perhaps there was some form of domestic abuse, and using MySpace was his way of disconnecting himself away from his home life, and when that was shut off, he simply snapped. Who knows. Our thoughts are with the Schlicker family during this very difficult time.
Here is the article and video of the teenage killer.