Halo 3 Shooter Daniel Petric Convicted of Murder Daniel Petric , a 17-year-old who was on trial for killing his mom and shooting his dad after being banned from playing Halo 3 , has been convicted of aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and other charges.Since writing the original article documenting how Petric broke into his father's safe to retrieve his copy of Halo 3 while equipping himself with his father's 9mm handgun, Petric's attempted last words to his parents have revisited me now and again—"Would you guys close your eyes? I have a surprise for you."—my mind accompanying the chilling lines with a vivid if not necessarily accurate rendition of the evening. [AP via Kotaku ]