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New York Mets Fan Beats His Mother to Death

Reuters reported a tragic story today out of New York.

A New York man has been charged with beating his mother to death with a barbell after losing his temper while watching a baseball game on television.

Michael Anthony, 25, was watching the New York Mets lose a game on Saturday from his home in the borough of Queens when he began furiously banging on the walls, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement on Monday.

His father Fred Fischman shouted at him to stop, but Anthony punched him in the face and threw him to the ground, according to the criminal charges.

When Anthony's mother, Maria Fischman, 61, tried to intervene, prosecutors said he stabbed her once in the head with a knife before chasing her into a bedroom where he struck her several times with the 20 pound (9 kilogram) barbell.

My opinion: The only reason this made the news is because he was a Mets fan. Had he been a Yankees fan, it may have been forgiven. Had he been a Yankees fan, and she'd been wearing a Red Sox cap, it would've been a justifiable homicide.

Seriously, undiagnosed mental health issues are reaching crisis proportions. It sounds like Michael Anthony probably had more than a few problems that started before the game.

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