A 29 year-old gamer stabbed his mother and killed his stepdad after being asked to stop playing video games so they could sleep. Christopher McKinney is said to have flown into a violent rage family’s home in Madison Heights, Michigan, on Friday after being asked to stop playing games in the couple’s room.
McKinney is accused of punching his mother on the nose – breaking it – before hitting his stepdad multiple times. His stepdad is then said to have grabbed a knife from the kitchen to defend himself, only for McKinney to take the blade off the elderly man and begin stabbing him with it.
McKinney stabbed his mother too, according to police. The couple, who have not been named, were rushed to hospital, where the stepdad later succumbed to his injuries.
Madison Heights Police Chief Corey Haines said the family’s next door neighbor received a knock from a bloodied McKinney afterwards asking to be let in.
Haines told ClickOnDetroit: ‘He was laying down in the hallway and he had blood all over him. There was blood everywhere — all over the walls, the ceilings, the hallway.’
McKinney is said to have spat on one police officer who tried to arrest him, and is further accused of attacking a paramedic who was trying to administer first aid.
He is also said to have exclaimed that jurors at his trial would believe his denial ‘because I’m white.’
Haines said: ‘It’s a lot for the officers to take on. Add the pandemic on top of that, you don’t want someone else’s blood on you as much as they don’t want yours on them. Here, it’s everywhere.’
McKinney, who was previously charged with assaulting his mom and stepdad, now faces charges including murder, attempted murder and assault.
He is being held in jail in lieu of $510,000 bail ahead of his next court appearance.
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