Singer Marilyn Manson addressed Mexico's Sunday Mail about a recent legal trial involving a 16-year-old Scottish youth who killed his 14-year-old girlfriend. It was suggested during the trial that the youth was influenced to do so by a Manson DVD.
Manson said, "I have heard of the case but I do not want to give it much publicity. What I do know is that it is all about the education that parents give their children and the influences they receive, not putting the blame elsewhere...I think people have to take responsibility for their own actions."
Corus Entertainment has reported that the accused, Luke Mitchell, was sentenced on Friday (February 11th) to a minimum of 20 years in prison for the June 2003 murder of his girlfriend, Jodi Jones. The prosecutors in the case theorized that images of a murdered woman contained on a Manson DVD may have motivated Mitchell.
I think the prosecutors might benefit from listening to listening to Eminem's song, "Sing For the Moment" which addresses this issue. "...can [music] load an gun and cock it too... next time... tell the judge it was my fault and I'll get sued..." I'm willing to bet that the motive behind the convicted youths actions had very little to do with some Manson DVD. But that's just me.