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13 March 2009

New York Times

FRANKFURT, Germany — A portrait of a troubled, depressed teenager with easy access to an unsecured pistol has begun to emerge in the days after the youth went on a rampage, killing 15 people before taking his own life. The police have established that the teenager, Tim Kretschmer, 17, last year broke off a round of psychological counseling for depression. Searching his bedroom, the police found violent computer games — in which, experts say, players digitally... (

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