Thursday several news agencies reported that Jacob "Jake" Ryan Evans shot and killed his mother and his sister in cold blood after they obtained the 17-year-old's confession to police.
The Parker County inmate who has said that he is now "done with killing" has been jailed since October for the murders and is facing a $750,000 bail as he went into the pretrial hearing in Texas this week per CBS DFW.
Jacob Evans says he watched a horror movie in which the movie's character kills his family without feeling any remorse and thought that "it will be the same for me when I kill someone." So he did it.
Star-telegram.com reports that the horror movie was Rob Zombie's remake of "Halloween." And Evans says he watched it three times before throwing it away, so no one would think that's what motivated his kills.
The gun ban debate that followed the Colorado shooting at Century theater as well as the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. has included discussions about whether gun violence is a result of Hollywood's violent movies and video games or not. And this case appears to support that it is.
Ditto for the New Mexico teen that Officer.com reported would be tried as an adult in the murder of both his parents and three siblings, and who they report "liked violent video games," such as "Modern Warfare."
Nehemiah Griego and Jacob Evans both showed a propensity to embrace violent forms of entertainment before slaughtering loved ones in cold blood. And it is these teen's admission of that fascination that should fuel congress' legislative efforts now, as neither James Holmes will, nor Adam Lanza can, reveal what drove their maniacal murdering.
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