Teens Kill 7-Year-Old With Mortal Kombat Moves

Charged with as adults with felony child abuse
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 20, 2007 3:40 PM CST

(Newser) – A 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend beat to death her little sister while imitating moves from the Mortal Kombat  video game, Colorado police say. Heather Trujillo and Lamar Roberts, 17, kicked, punched, and body-slammed 7-year-old Zoe Garcia until she was unconscious, CNN reports. They have been charged as adults with felony child abuse.

When the girl stopped breathing, the pair tried to revive her with CPR before calling 911. She suffered a broken wrist, brain swelling, and multiple bruises. A witness claimed that when asked why he kept beating the girl, Roberts responded, “I don’t know. I was drunk.”  The teens face up to 48 years imprisonment.