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'''Cody Posey''', born on October 9, [[1989]] in New Mexico, is a convicted murderer who was represented by [[Jack Thompson]] in court.
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'''Cody Posey'''' (born October 9, [[1989]] in New Mexico, [[United States of America|United States]]) is a convicted murderer who was, according to [[Jack Thompson]], trained by [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] to be more aggresive and a more effective killer.
  
On July 5, [[2004]] Cody Posey killed his father, Delbert Paul Posey, his stepmother, Tyrone Schmid, and stepsister, Marelia Schmid. He first killed his stepmother, before killing his father and stepsister. Cody dragged the bodies out of the house and loaded them in the bucket of a John-Deere backhoe. Cody admitted he attempted to bury them in a nearby plot of land, but after not being able to break the hard ground, opted to bury them in a shallow grave in a manure pile. After the murders, Cody changed clothes and drove his father's truck to the store for a can of Sprite. He then drove to a friend's house staying there until his arrest.
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On July 5, [[2004]], Cody Posey killed his father, Paul Posey, his stepmother, Tryone Schmid, and stepsister, Marilea Schmid. Posey, after his arrest two days later, told police the murders occured after an argument with his father and stated that the night before, his father had attempted to make him have sex with his stepmother. Cody admitted to killing his stepmother first so she could not phone the police, before shooting his step sister twice and his father as they ran to the scene. Cody later buried the bodies in a shallow grave of manure after failing to bury them on a nearby plot of land. Cody subsequently drove his fathers truck into town and stayed with friends. [[:wp:Sam Donaldson|Sam Donaldson]], the ranch owner, discovered the bodies upon visiting the ranch.
  
After his arrest, Cody Posey confessed to the murders and the bodies were recovered. The trial began on January 16, [[2006]]. Cody's defense attorney, Gary Mitchell, never denied that Cody murdered the family - instead he suggested the murder happened as a result of years of abuse and dissociation. On February 7, 2006, Posey was convicted of first degree murder in the death of his stepsister, second degree murder in the death of his stepmother, and voluntary manslaughter in the death of his father. On February 23, 2006, Cody was sentenced by Judge Counts as a juvenile and is to remain in the custody of juvenile authorities until he reaches the age of 21.
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Cody was arrested two days after the murders and the murder trial began on January 16, [[2006]]. His defense attorney, Gary Mitchell, never denied that Cody was responsible for the murders but argued that they occured as a result of years of abuse and dissociation. Cody's teachers, classmates and fellow ranch hands corroborated claims that Cody's parents abused him. The trial lasted for three weeks and finished on February 7. Cody was convicted of first degree murder in the death of his stepsister, second degree murder in the death of his stepmother, and voluntary manslaughter in the death of his father. On February 23 Cody was sentenced by Judge Counts as a juvenile and sentenced to remain in the custody of juvenile authorities until the age of 21.
  
On September 25, 2006, Cody was named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by attorney [[Jack Thompson]] on behalf of the surviving Posey relatives. Also named were [[Grand Theft Auto]] creator [[Rockstar Games]], publisher [[Take-Two Interactive]] and [[PlayStation 2]] manufacturer [[Sony]]. The lawsuit alleged Posey was trained by the video game [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] to be more aggressive, and a more effective killer. On December 19, [[2007]], Jack Thompson’s lawsuit against Sony and Take-Two was thrown out by a New Mexico judge. The judge dismissed Jack Thompson’s wrongful death suit since neither Sony or Take-Two have offices in New Mexico.
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Attorney [[Jack Thompson]] filed a wrongful death lawsuit on September 25, 2006, which named Cody on behalf of the surviving Posey relatives. The lawsuit also named [[Rockstar Games]] (the creator of the [[Grand Theft Auto]] games), publisher [[Take-Two Interactive]] and [[Sony]] (the manufacturer of the [[PlayStation 2]]). Thompson claimed that Cody was trained by [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] to be more aggressive and to be a more effective killer. The lawsuit was thrown out by a New Mexico judge on December 19, [[2007]] as neither Sony or Take-Two have offices in New Mexico.
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Cody Posey was released from the custody of juvenile authorities on October 9, 2010, having completed his high school degree and two years of college. While in the juvenile system he had no disciplinary issues and became a mentor to younger boys.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:24, 16 August 2012

Cody Posey

Cody Posey' (born October 9, 1989 in New Mexico, United States) is a convicted murderer who was, according to Jack Thompson, trained by Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to be more aggresive and a more effective killer.

On July 5, 2004, Cody Posey killed his father, Paul Posey, his stepmother, Tryone Schmid, and stepsister, Marilea Schmid. Posey, after his arrest two days later, told police the murders occured after an argument with his father and stated that the night before, his father had attempted to make him have sex with his stepmother. Cody admitted to killing his stepmother first so she could not phone the police, before shooting his step sister twice and his father as they ran to the scene. Cody later buried the bodies in a shallow grave of manure after failing to bury them on a nearby plot of land. Cody subsequently drove his fathers truck into town and stayed with friends. Sam Donaldson, the ranch owner, discovered the bodies upon visiting the ranch.

Cody was arrested two days after the murders and the murder trial began on January 16, 2006. His defense attorney, Gary Mitchell, never denied that Cody was responsible for the murders but argued that they occured as a result of years of abuse and dissociation. Cody's teachers, classmates and fellow ranch hands corroborated claims that Cody's parents abused him. The trial lasted for three weeks and finished on February 7. Cody was convicted of first degree murder in the death of his stepsister, second degree murder in the death of his stepmother, and voluntary manslaughter in the death of his father. On February 23 Cody was sentenced by Judge Counts as a juvenile and sentenced to remain in the custody of juvenile authorities until the age of 21.

Attorney Jack Thompson filed a wrongful death lawsuit on September 25, 2006, which named Cody on behalf of the surviving Posey relatives. The lawsuit also named Rockstar Games (the creator of the Grand Theft Auto games), publisher Take-Two Interactive and Sony (the manufacturer of the PlayStation 2). Thompson claimed that Cody was trained by Grand Theft Auto: Vice City to be more aggressive and to be a more effective killer. The lawsuit was thrown out by a New Mexico judge on December 19, 2007 as neither Sony or Take-Two have offices in New Mexico.

Cody Posey was released from the custody of juvenile authorities on October 9, 2010, having completed his high school degree and two years of college. While in the juvenile system he had no disciplinary issues and became a mentor to younger boys.