A British man has been accused of stabbing his partner to death after she kicked him out of their bedroom so she could spend the nights playing Grant Theft Auto on a Sony PlayStation console, instead of spending time with him.

Malcolm Palmer, 62, turned on the mother of his three children after she became hooked on the violent Grand Theft Auto driving game.

Telegraph.uk reports that Palmer, a retired Heathrow airport worker, was forced to sleep on the couch so that his partner, Carol Cannom, could stay up all night playing the game on a 37-inch plasma TV in their bedroom. The couple had been together for 30 years.

Palmer says that he had become convinced she was having an affair and went into a violent rage. During his violent rage, Palmer attacked her with two kitchen knives and inflicted 20 separate wounds to her upper chest, killing her.

The murder was reportedly heard by the couple’s son who dialed police. Palmer reportedly took the phone from his son and told police, I'm sorry. I think I've killed her.

The trouble began when their 10-year-old son James would play on the computer until midnight, after which Cannom,46, would take over, regularly staying up until five or six in the morning, Lincoln Crown Court was told. The parents then bought him a Sony PlayStation console which then caused her to become even more addicted to the video games.

John Pini QC for the prosecution said, Carol quickly became hooked. He [Palmer] was very unhappy about the amount of time she was playing on the PlayStation.

Palmer admitted to committing the murder and will be sentenced on Wednesday.