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Fri, Aug. 23

Mother: Son killed over video game

KINGMAN - The mother of the 18-year-old stabbed last week says her son was killed over a $20 PlayStation game.

Jannie Prentice, the mother of Bryan Prentice, denied the characterization that her son was killed during a drinking party at her home in the 1100 block of Topeka Friday night. She said that Bryan was hosting a card game with several friends and that it was a neighbor who brought the alcohol over.

It was the same neighbor, Prentice said, who got into an argument with Bryan over a PlayStation game Bryan borrowed. The neighbor is not being identified because he has not been charged in the stabbing.

"I want to tell him, 'I can give you $20. Can you give me my son back?'" Prentice said.

Prentice and several other people reportedly witnessed the fight but no one realized Bryan had been stabbed. Prentice doesn't think her son even knew he was injured.

Bryan went out onto the family's porch, where he eventually lost consciousness and was found several minutes later. Family members immediately began CPR.

Bryan died of a single stab wound to the heart.

After police arrived, several people were arrested for offenses unrelated to the stabbing, including Prentice's fiancé, who was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for the alcohol, which Prentice maintains was brought into the family's home without her or her fiancés knowledge.

No arrests or charges have been filed in regard to the murder.

Prentice and her son moved from Nebraska to Kingman in 2002. Bryan was to be a senior at Kingman High School this year and had hoped to pursue a career as a UFC fighter.

Bryan worked with his mother at The Standard newspaper. Contributions may be made by contacting their office. Services for Bryan are still pending.

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