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Teen Pleads Guilty to 2007 “Mortal Kombat” Death of 7-Year Old


In Colorado, 18-year old Lamar Roberts has pleaded guilty to charges of child abuse and knowingly/recklessly causing death for the December 2007 killing of 7-year old Zoe Garcia.

The death is due to Roberts’ imitation of the fighting moves found in the video game Mortal Kombat.  Garcia’s half-sister, Heather Trujillo, was also involved in kicking, hitting and slamming Garcia.  Trujillo pleaded guilty to child abuse and negligently causing death back in May and is currently serving six years in Colorado’s youth offender system.

Roberts was scheduled to start his trial in January.  Instead, he will now face sentencing on January 16th.


December 16, 2008 - Posted by | Wrongful Death | , , ,


  1. what an immature guy. Doesn’t he knows that video games aren’t supposed to imitate. He acts like the seven year old child here..I feel pity for Zoe garcia.

    Comment by mace spray | December 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. this proves that we need to invest way more time and money into our education system… in addition to other things.

    Comment by Marc | January 12, 2009 | Reply

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