Police Say Teen Beat HS BBall Star to Death Over Video Game

Jonathan Tramaine Turner

This is an awful story, no argument over a video game should lead to someone’s death, but that is what police are saying in Dallas happened in the death of Troy Causey.

A Dallas County grand jury indicted 19-year-old Jonathan Tramaine Turner for manslaughter in connection with Causey’s fatal beating. Police said he was killed in a fight over a video game.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit Dallas Police Department investigators allege an argument between Causey and Turner over a video game spilled outside and escalated into the fatal beating.

According to police, Turner admitted to hitting Causey and causing him to fall to the ground, where he hit his head. Causey lost consciousness, fell into a coma and later died.

Detectives determined Turner’s account of what occurred, and the account of the three witnesses, is not consistent with the results from the autopsy — which showed a 4-inch skull fracture above Causey’s left ear.

“This kind of skull fracture could not have been caused by the complainant striking the ground, but from blunt force trauma, according to the Dallas County Medical Examiner, Dr. Ventura, M.D.,” officials said in an arrest warrant affidavit.

Following the autopsy, an individual came forward who said Turner confessed to being involved in the fight and to kicking Causey in the head while he was on the ground. The individual, who was not present at the fight, said Turner also incriminated another person who also kicked Causey in the head.

That is just terrible and senseless. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.