Teen murders friend over video game
Dallas, Texas (NBC) — Dallas Police say a 19-year-old high school student has been charged in the death of a friend in an apparent fight over a video game.
Dallas County jail records show Johnathan Turner was being held tuesday on a murder charge with bond set at $500,000.
Online jail records do not list an attorney for Turner, who was arrested monday at James Madison High School over the March 24th death of 18-year-old Troy Causey.
Police say the victim, who attended Wilmer-Hutchins High School, suffered a skull fracture in a fight a day earlier outside a residence.
Investigators say the teens were friends and played basketball for their respective high schools and actually lived in the same house.
Turner and multiple witnesses had told police that he hit Causey who then fell back and hit his head on the ground.
Police now say that "accident" story is a lie... and now Causey's mother wants justice.
Causey's mother says, "now you have an accident that turned into a murder that turned into a cover up. so now i have issues with that. I have great issues with that. and I want everyone involved with the murder and the cover up, I want them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Dallas police did not immediately provide additional details about the video game.