Michigan Man Stabs Parents after Being Told to Stop Playing Video Games

A 29-year-old man in Madison Heights, a city just outside Detroit, was arrested and is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing his 66-year-old mother and 71-year-old stepfather when they asked him to stop playing video games in their bedroom.

His stepdad died four days after the incident, while police did not have an update on his mother's condition, Detroit's WDIV-TV reported.

Christopher McKinney was reported to have been playing video games in his parents' bedroom before the couple asked him to leave the room so they could go to bed.

Chief of Police at the Madison Heights Police Department, Corey Haines, stated: He [McKinney] punched [his] mom in the face breaking her nose. [He] punched [his] stepdad several times, [so his] stepdad went and retrieved a knife from the kitchen to defend himself and his wife. [McKinney] somehow got the knife away from him and then stabbed his mother and stepdad."

A neighbor was reported to have found McKinney in the hallway of the house just as the police arrived.

Haines noted: "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.

"It's a lot for the officers to take on," Haines said. "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."

Police also confirmed McKinney assaulted a fire lieutenant trying to administer first aid and spat at officers while resisting arrest, FOX Carolina reported.

McKinney is facing attempted murder charges, one of which is expected to be raised to murder charges following the death of his stepdad, as well as charges of resisting and assaulting officers.

The 29-year-old has previously faced assault charges that were later dropped for an incident involving his mother and stepfather, according to police.

He is currently being held on $510,000 bond at Oakland County Jail, FOX Carolina reported.

Other domestic-related stabbings

Earlier this month, a Russian fashion model was reportedly charged with stabbing her husband to death with a kitchen knife.

Lilia Sudakova, 26, could face up to 15 years in a Russian jail for allegedly killing her husband Sergey Popov, 28, according to Russian media reports.

Sudakova was reported to have stabbed the allegedly abusive Popov in the heart during an argument at an apartment they were renting in St Petersburg on November 28.

Back in April, a man in New York was arrested after allegedly murdering his father and mutilating his body while they were staying at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Officers found the body of 57-year-old Imad Ahmad in his home in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department confirmed to Newsweek at the time. The man was stabbed multiple times, the spokesperson added.

According to the New York Post, police arrived at the home shortly after Ahmad's son Khaled Ahmad left the family home soaked in blood. He had approached officers at a bagel shop and reportedly said: "I killed my father."

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An online gaming service displayed on a tablet screen in Paris, France on February 1, 2019. A man in Michigan was reported to have stabbed his elderly parents after being told to stop playing video games in their bedroom. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images