Crazed Fortnite Gamer Stabbed Couple To Death In Cinema Thinking Was In The Game, Court Hears

Crazed Fortnite Gamer Stabbed Couple To Death In Cinema Thinking Was In The Game, Court Hears

A man accused of stabbing a few to death during a cinema told a court he suffered from delusions that made him think he was within the game Fortnite.

Ergun S, 34, said he believed he was within the computer game and had to guard his daughter against supernatural beings who wanted to kidnap her and take her to the North Pole.

The accused suffers from schizophrenia and was placed on medication for the condition, although he refused to regularly take them.

Psychiatrists are expected to argue that the person can't be held in charge of the crime as he was in psychosis.

The attack occurred inside a Pathe Cinema in Groningen, Netherlands last year. He told the court he had felt sort of a character within the popular battle-survival game, although he claimed he has never actually played it.

He also said he had imagined being a tram driver in Rotterdam which the tram was his friend. The court heard how his relations were concerned about him as he had lost 30 pounds and was during bad shape.

Mental health services were also getting to detain him for treatment, consistent with newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

He told the court when he visited Groningen to seem for his daughter and believed he was ready to telepathically communicate together with her and he was meant to save lots of the planet.

He said “Those thoughts became more and more fearful. I assumed I used to be being followed.”

He also described how he saw visions of troops endangering his daughter and the way supernatural beings were trying to abduct her to the North Pole.

According to court documents, when he was arrested last year, he wrapped himself in foil as he believed it had been his superhero suit meant to guard him. He also said: “I bought nitrous oxide cartridges to be ready to move very quickly”.

His arrest came each day after it had been alleged he murdered a person and woman aged 56 and 55 respectively. The couple had worked at the cinema for years as cleaners.

It is believed to possess sneaked into the cinema to seek out an area to sleep after a cleaner had left a door unlocked.

The accused is imagined to have hidden during a closet and attacked the feminine cleaner when she opened it.

After the male cleaner had gone to assist, he was also allegedly attacked and killed. Fortnite has become one of the foremost popular games in recent times.

In the game, 100 players are dropped to an island and must gather weapons so as to kill one another off.

Experts have warned against the game's violence with some saying it turns children violent when their parents intervene about being hooked into it.