Second brother convicted of murder in video game beating

Written by Dr. Andrew Doan & Brooke Strickland on .

This recent article illustrates a murder associated with video game play.

Benjamin Redgate has joined his brother, Chris, with a murder conviction, in the death of a man during an argument over a video game. A jury this afternoon found Benjamin Redgate guilty of second-degree intentional murder in the beating death of Luke German last October. Jurors deliberated a little over two hours. Sedgwick County District Judge Jeff Syrios set sentencing for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Witnesses said the brothers became angry when German, 22, accused them of cheating while playing "Madden NFL 10," a football video game. Witnesses said Benjamin Redgate beat German with a metal rod, while his brother, Chris Redgate, hit and kicked him. German died two days later in the hospital. Chris Redgate, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is awaiting sentencing on Oct. 13.

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