- In Jamestown, Colorado, two teens have been charged with killing a 7-year-old girl by beating her with imitations of moves from the Mortal Kombat video games, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Lamar Roberts, 17, and Heather Trujillo, 16, were charged as adults on one count each of felony child abuse causing death, according to court documents obtained be the Associated Press.
A police affidavit states that the teens were babysitting Trujillo's half-sister, Zoe Garcia, on December 6. When the teens hit, kicked, and body-slammed her with moves imitating Mortal Kombat, the girl lost consciousness and stopped breathing.
The teens tried to revive the girl by running water in her mouth and attempting CPR. They then called her mother and 911, but the girl died at the hospital.
An autopsy revealed that the girl had a broken wrist, more than 20 bruises, swelling of the brain, and bleeding in her neck muscles and under her spine.
A witness reportedly told police that Roberts said that the girl told them to stop wrestling. When the witness asked why they didn't stop, he responded, "I don't know; I was drunk."
The teens are being held at the Weld County Jail and, if convicted, could be sentenced to 48 years in prison.