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Woman Kills Child for Interrupting Farmville Game

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A woman from Jacksonville, Florida may face life in prison for killing her baby after his crying interrupted her Farmville gaming session.

The Florida Times-Union reports that 22-year-old Alexandra Tobias Wednesday pleaded guilty to killing her 3-month-old son, Dylan Lee, after he interrupted her game of Farmville. Tobias told investigators that she became angry with the little boy for crying while she was trying to play the browser-based social networking game. Tobias said she shook the baby before smoking a cigarette in an effort to compose herself. She then shook the baby again. Alexandra claims Dylan may have hit his head during the shaking.

The death has been classed as second-degree murder, a charge that carries a punishment of up to life in prison. However, the Florida Times-Union cites prosecutor Richard Mantei who said Tobias' sentence could be less because of state guidelines that call for 25 to 50 years. Tobias will be sentenced in December of this year.

Source: Florida Times-Union via Kotaku

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  • 46 Hide
    werxen , October 29, 2010 1:55 AM
    *Slowly losing hope in humanity... one Toms article at a time*
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    Shadow703793 , October 29, 2010 1:58 AM
    WTF.... and they say FPS games are bad? F*** these stupid people. Please remove her from the gene pool ASAP.
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    Haserath , October 29, 2010 1:58 AM
    That is just pure addiction right there...killing her baby over a game. Why don't people think before they act?
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  • 46 Hide
    werxen , October 29, 2010 1:55 AM
    *Slowly losing hope in humanity... one Toms article at a time*
  • 28 Hide
    Haserath , October 29, 2010 1:58 AM
    That is just pure addiction right there...killing her baby over a game. Why don't people think before they act?
  • 36 Hide
    Shadow703793 , October 29, 2010 1:58 AM
    WTF.... and they say FPS games are bad? F*** these stupid people. Please remove her from the gene pool ASAP.
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    Travis Beane , October 29, 2010 2:02 AM
    Addiction is a nasty thing. Horrible to hear this. I don't care what anyone else says, games cerainly can be addicting and harmful.
    To all those affected, please get help.
  • 12 Hide
    m-manla , October 29, 2010 2:02 AM
    WOW How sad!
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    joz , October 29, 2010 2:05 AM
    Kill the *****, hang her body for the crows and let it be a lesson to other idiots.
    Oh wait...they are idiots, they would not understand the lesson anyway.
    Shoot them all.
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    Shaggywang , October 29, 2010 2:17 AM
    Don't Shake the Baby!

    (0.0) + shaky shaky = (X.X) dead baby
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    dogman_1234 , October 29, 2010 2:19 AM
    Who plays farmville anyways? I mean, it is a pointless game and has no value into society. I can't believe Zucerberg allows this crap on Facebook. The woman is stupid for being on the computer with a child present, and killing it over it not shutting up is Also dumb ass restarted as well.

    Life in prison without parole.
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    shizen , October 29, 2010 2:27 AM
    bad mommy... bad mommy....
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    gnookergi , October 29, 2010 2:31 AM
    They should make a law that requires you to get a license in parenting when you have a kid or take it away.
  • 16 Hide
    TheWhiteRose000 , October 29, 2010 2:36 AM
    @Werxen You and me both man, you and me both.
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    MAGPC , October 29, 2010 2:38 AM
    Facebook has exceeded the limit of being a site.
    More and more silly people that have no aim in life are attracted to it on a daily basis.
    Please shut all social networking sites down because they are really silly, and makes people waste their lives stupidly.
    e-mails are fine.
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    Anonymous , October 29, 2010 2:44 AM
    its not the point whether or not she was addicted to the game... its the fact that the ***** is just right out stupid... i like playing these games on here... and yes sometimes its addictive,,, I have 2 beautiful little girls and i sure as hell aint gonna harm my children just bc they need me. Being addicted to a game does not make u shake a baby to death... being stupid and crazy as hell will though... the ***** needs to have life in prison with out parole and also ppl need to make it hell on her to be there. Ppl like that make me sick to my stomach and im sorry but shizen... everyone gets on the computer with there kids present... come on... get real here
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    MAGPC , October 29, 2010 2:44 AM
    Forgot to tell that what happened is a direct result of losing your mind for a moment, and not thinking in what you're doing.
    overhaul the laws and obligate the people to have some education for doing their natural jobs (fatherhood, motherhood) in a right way.
    RIP my poor child.
    Human beings, Just selfish, silly and cruel creatures.
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    mman74 , October 29, 2010 2:46 AM
    soldier37, what has this got do with politics? That is the most insane thing I ever heard. Are you trying to imply that her political affiliation had anything to do with this. This is one woman with severe psychological problems and using it to score political points out of a tragedy is just twisted.
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    ace5423 , October 29, 2010 2:56 AM
    I think we need to go with the eye for an eye logic right here.

    SHAKE THE MOTHER!!!!!!!!!! Then apply cliff!!!!!!!!
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