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

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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 | , , , | 2 Comments