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Paper says suicide pact unraveled

September 09, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A Singaporean newspaper said that eight teenage fans of the video game Slayers planned to commit suicide together last month but that six backed out after watching two jump to their deaths.

The New Paper said that, according to police, 16-year-old Ku Witaya convinced his younger brother and six other boys that they had to die to become "slayers" who would kill demons in a World War III.

The paper said seven members of the group went to Witaya's bedroom, where he and another 16-year-old leaped out a ninth-floor window.

The others decided not to jump.

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