Boy, 13, from Scotland slit friend’s throat in Xbox row


Gears of War


A 13-year-old boy has admitted slashing the throat of a 14-year-old boy after a fight over Xbox games.

The boy, who cannot be named because he is underage, met the victim online in December 2011 and they started playing online games, including Gears of War 3, a game that carries an 18+ rating.

The Daily Record says the pair from Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire in Scotland met up and became real-life friends but soon had a falling out, which led to name-calling on the Xbox.

However the fight escalated on April 14 last year when the pair ran into each other and exchanged heated words.  At that  point the accused held the victim by the throat and slashed his neck.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that the accused sneered at the victim saying “don’t die” before calmly walking away.

The 14-year-old required 20 staples in his neck and the attack has left him scarred.

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