Tuesday, September 1, 2009

True Crime: D&D + Love Triangle = Hammer Attack

Zachery King (mug shot at left) is charged with beating Logan Bryson, 23, and Daniel Shokrian, 20, in Cedar City, Utah, on May 30. King knew Bryson from school, and both men had spent time the previous day playing "Dungeons & Dragons" with Shokrian at Shokrian's house. Shokrian was the Dungeon Master, and King didn't like what Shokrian was doing with King's character, detectives said, nor that Shokrian was "acting cocky."

King went home after the game, took an over-the-counter sleeping pill and went to bed. He woke up still angry, however. So he grabbed a hammer from his tool shed and drove back to Shokrian's house, entering through an open window. King went to Shokrian's bedroom, yelled, "I hate you," and started hitting Shokrian with the hammer. King then went to the room where Logan was sleeping and attacked him, too. (King was apparently also angry with Bryson because Bryson was dating a girl after they had both agreed they would not date her.)


  1. I call BS on this as there is ZERO chance any of those guys was "dating" a "girl".

  2. Didn't they finish blaming D&D for this bullshit, like, 15 years ago?

  3. This is mild compared to what we use to do when the DM messed with our characters. My left ass-cheek still hurts on those damp nights. If only they could ahve removed the bullet...

  4. I know it's months later, but I just saw this clip from 60 Minutes (from 1985) about D&D: