French Boy Stabs Sister Over Nintendo DS [Update]

A five year-old boy in the French town of Uckange has stabbed his ten year-old sister with a kitchen knife following an argument over a Nintendo DS, Le Post reports.

The incident occurred on Saturday night, and was prompted by the sister's refusal to allow her brother to play with her Nintendo DS. Upset over this, the boy took a kitchen knife and stabbed her in the chest. The children's mother was awakened by the girl's screams and she was rushed to hospital, where she remains (although her condition is not listed as critical).

There are further reports from a follow-up story by Le Post of the boy citing "inspiration" from a Power Rangers game that involved throwing knives, and of the family suffering from a history of domestic violence at the hands of their estranged father.

A 5 ans, il poignarde sa soeur parce qu'elle ne veut pas lui prêter sa console de jeux [Le Post]

UPDATE - Oh dear. This gets worse. Surgeons have determined that after operating on the poor girl "a child of 5 could not have made a blow of such force". Turns out the mother is suspected of stabbing her own daughter, and has been remanded in custody. The boy/DS thing was just a cover-up story.

So sad.