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Violent Video Game That Was Blamed For Murder - SOLD OUT - 8/5/2004 11:42:21 AM   
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Sales of a violent video game, linked to the brutal murder of a British teenager, were soaring Thursday across Britain as buyers rushed to buy their copy before the game is banned.

Publicity surrounding the 'Manhunt' game has sparked a consumer frenzy in Britain, with copies flying off the shelves in stores where it is still available.

Many multi-media retailers withdrew the game from their stores last week in the wake of media coverage about the murder of 14-year-old Stefan Pakeerah, killed in February by his friend, Warren Leblanc (17), who was said to be obsessed with the game.

Music chain HMV, one of the few retailers continuing to sell the game — legally only for those over 18 — said sales had "significantly increased", to the extent that stores in London and the Scottish city of Aberdeen had to be restocked after running out of copies.

Other HMV branches in major cities including Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast have sold out of the game.

"People who had never heard of the game now want to buy it," said HMV spokesperson, Gennaro Castaldo. "Many think it's going to be banned and that lends a certain cache."

"The great irony is that since it came out last year, sales of 'Manhunt' had been negligible," he said.

Giselle Pakeerah, mother of the murdered school-boy, spoke of her sadness at the sales boom.

"It doesn't really come as surprise. But I must say I'm saddened and disappointed," she said.

A court in Leicester, central England, heard last week how Leblanc beat his friend with a claw hammer and stabbed him repeatedly after luring him to a local park to rob him.

The teenager will be sentenced next month.



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