It was in 2007 when a devastating murder case occurred, i.e., Gabriel Kuhn and Daniel Patry. In this case, both the murdered boy and the murderer were teenagers. According to some of the reports, the victim of the case, Gabriel Kuhn, was only 12 years old, whereas the murderer was 16 years old.
Both were gamers and got along for two reasons one was because they were neighbours, and the second was that both were playing the same game called Tibia. Since their interests were the same, that’s why they became good friends, but according to medical reports, Daniel Patry was mentally unstable and would quickly get angry at small things.
Daniel Patry was good at the same game and would earn lots of digital coins in the game; moreover, he would lend digital coins to his other friends in his neighbourhood. One day he also lent 20,000 digital coins to his friends Gabriel Kuhn, and things got worse when Kuhn refused to pay upon Patry’s request.
How murder happened: Gabriel Kuhn and Daniel Patry
According to official authorities, Gabriel Kuhn and Daniel Patry were good friends, and they would play the same game called Tibia because Patry would have lots of digital coins he would lend to his friends. One day Kuhn asked him for some coins in return; Patry shared 20,000 digital coins with him, but when Patry asked to return his coins, Kuhn refused to do that, which made Patry furious and decided to kill him.
He brutally killed Kuhn by stabbing him with a sharp tool. Still, initially, the investigation team had no idea about the killer until they further investigated the famous murder case of the teen gamers and found out the killer was no one else but his 16 years old fiend- Daniel Patry.
Patry was sentenced to jail for three years, and it is expected that after three years, he was set free because h was under 18. Otherwise, he could be in jail for the rest of his life.
Patry’s parent’s reaction
According to various reports, his parents were lovely and gentle people, and they had no bad terms with anyone in the neighbourhood, meaning Patry’s upbringing was in a friendly family. Furthermore, his parents added that they had noticed some psychological changes in Patry’s behaviour as he would get angry at small talk, and his academic performance was significantly dropped. He would stay alone most of the time without socializing with family and the neighbourhood.
They even showed him to a psychiatrist because his condition was worsening daily.
The case of Gabriel Kuhn and Daniel Patry became famous again, and people on the internet frequently talk about it, especially gaming enthusiasts. The murder occurred as a result of Kuhn refusing to pay back 20,000 digital coins to Patry, which Patry had earned in the game.
The total worth of those coins in today’s time worth around $1.75, which cost Kuhn his life. Finally, Patry was proven the murderer and was sent to jail for three years.