A French Counter-Strike player is sentenced to two years in prison for plotting an attack to kill a rival Counter-Strike 1.6 player last November. Julien Barreaux, who is from Cambrai, France, spent six months plotting the attack by showing up to the victims home and stabbing him in the chest, only inches away from his heart. Barreaux has been recommended to undergo psychiatric tests and anger management therapy by the court.
When he eventually found the victim, Barreaux knocked on the guy’s front door, then “plunged a kitchen knife into his chest” when Mikhael opened it to greet him. He missed his heart by an inch.
A local police officer told the courts “Barreaux was arrested within the hour and told us he had wanted to see his rival wiped out for killing off his character.”
The judge, who locked him up for two years on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm, says of Barreaux, “You are a menace to society. I am frankly terrified of the disproportionate reaction you could have if someone looked at you the wrong way in the street.”