After shooting another teenage man in the face last year, officials sentence a 16-year-old teenager to 24 years in prison for attempted murder.

Judge Martyn Levett told Ipswich crown court that Jacob Talbot-Lummis had an "obsessive interest in all kinds of weaponry. According to the Judge, the teenager had gotten immersed in watching computer games online.

Judge Levett removed a reporting ban that had prevented him from mentioning Talbot-Lummis. Sky News said Talbot-Lummis was 15 years old during the time he did the crime.

The judge told Ipswich Crown Court that the defendant, obsessed with guns and violent video games, "ruthlessly executed" his plot to attack his victim.

According to The Guardian, the defendant had played the virtual reality game Blood Trail the day before he made the crime in Kesgrave, Suffolk.

The game was "hyper-realistic in its violence," according to a friend of the defendant. According to the friend, Talbot-Lummis "loves [the game]."

Talbot-Lummis used a virtual reality (VR) headset to play Blood Trail, a game Electrovore developed in the United States.

He had been "obsessively" playing video games since he was nine years old, the court said, "playing games in a virtual world more fit for 18-year-olds."

Playing such games "was a factor in the onset of violent fantasies [he] experienced," he claimed, adding that he was concerned about "the frequent glorification of shooting a character on screen."

On the first day back to school after the first national lockdown, he shot the boy with a double-barrelled shotgun from less than 1.5 meters (5 feet) away.

According to the BBC, Talbot-Lummis allegedly drove to Grange Farm in his father's car. He waited for the boy for more than an hour before shooting him with his grandfather's Beretta.

He claimed he shot the revolver accidentally while attempting to "scare" the teenager. Talbot-Lummis claimed the said teenager had been bullying him and had caused him "humiliation and fear."

Talbot-Lummis was detained later that morning on Ipswich's Westwood Avenue after the incident.

According to the police, they had to smash the car window to pull him out. He then confessed to the arresting officers about the crime.

Judge Levett said that the victim had "unimaginably catastrophic injuries," that he still has flashbacks, and that he is "dependent on his family."

According to the judge, Talbot-Lummis did not intend to kill on the spur of the moment. Judge Levett added the defendant planned and premeditated the crime.

The defendant did not submit his bullying charges to the school, according to the judge. The judge also refused to believe that the scale or the degree specified had been bullied.

Talbot-Lummis had a "haul" of legally owned BB guns in his bedroom, according to the court. Det Supt David Henderson, from Suffolk Police, said the child "had expertise with shotguns. So his allegation that the gun fired unintentionally appears exceedingly doubtful. Authorities told Talbot-Lummis that he would be on probation for another five years after they released him from custody.

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