An Orlando lady has admitted to murdering her sister for flirting together with her boyfriend in Valorant, the Orlando Sentinel reports (opens in new tab). 21-year-old Fatiha Marzan was arrested by Orange County deputies on the night of September 26, after calling police to report and confess to the crime about 15 hours after it occurred.
Marzan is reported to have shared a room and mattress together with her 20-year-old sister Sayma, who was a Valorant participant. Investigators say that Marzan often witnessed her long-distance boyfriend and her sister enjoying the sport collectively, and perceived chat messages between the 2 as inappropriately flirtatious.
Though Marzan repeatedly confronted them each concerning their relationship, plainly she by no means stopped concerning the pair’s bond as a menace. After studying—or a minimum of coming to consider—that her boyfriend had informed her sister that he cherished her, Marzan bought a “dagger-style knife set” from Amazon and hid it for weeks, planning to assault her sister whereas the remainder of the family slept, in line with the arrest affidavit (opens in new tab). She finally murdered Sayma within the early hours of September 26.
The story is one other episode of videogame-related violence in a sequence stretching again a long time. Whether or not it is people dying in swatting (opens in new tab) ‘pranks’, death threats to developers (opens in new tab), or murders over trivial hardware arguments (opens in new tab), there have been a good few of those sorts of tales in the previous couple of years alone.
Marzan referred to as police on the night of her sister’s homicide, round 15 hours later, to report the demise and confess to her crime. Sayma was declared lifeless by Orange County fireplace rescue about 20 minutes after they arrived, and Marzan was arrested. She is at the moment being held with out bond and faces a first-degree homicide cost.