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Solace92

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#1 8 years ago

Someone should have taken parenting classes in high school.

A 22-year-old mother from Jacksonville, Florida, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shaking her 3-month-old son to death after his crying interrupted her FarmVille game.

The mother, Alexandra V. Tobias, was arrested in January and declared her plea on Wednesday before Circuit Judge Adrian G. Soud, The Florida Times-Union reports.

She told investigators that she shook the baby, smoked a cigarette “to compose herself,” and proceeded to shake him again. The baby may have hit his head during one of the two shakings, she said.

FarmVille, named one of the “worst inventions” in recent decades by Time magazine, has more than 60 million members, most of whom access the game through Facebook. Some players have found it so addicting that they’ve lost their jobs and racked up debts north of $1,000.

Needless to say, it is Ms. Tobias, and not the game itself, that is responsible for the death of her 3-month-old son. This is not the first time that a virtual game has led to murder; in 2009, 28-year-old Joseph Johnson of Chicago was charged with first-degree murder after allegedly shooting his companion in the head while playing an Xbox game.

"FarmVille" Interruption Cited in Baby's Murder




D.Sporky!

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#2 8 years ago

Umm..wow..this world needs to die.




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#3 8 years ago

Also today people saved each others lives. Though I guess that doesn't count for as much as the occasional nutter.

As for the woman herself - person without balancing influences I guess. I'd pretend to be surprised but it was always the case that society produced a certain number of these kinds of people; that one of them's shown up doesn't change anything about the world.




Mr. Pedantic

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#4 8 years ago

So does that mean that we should ban Farmville? Because obviously this means that Facebook is at least as corrupting and dangerous to stupid people as GTA IV...




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#5 8 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;5417525So does that mean that we should ban Farmville? Because obviously this means that Facebook is at least as corrupting and dangerous to stupid people as GTA IV...

This. All these parental commissions and government parties saying that mature games should be made illegal. Well, milking cows kills babies too.




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#6 8 years ago

Maybe if this woman had played Assassins Creed instead her baby would still be alive!

[SIZE="1"]Or at least murdered in a more amusing manner.[/SIZE]




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#7 8 years ago
FarmVille, named one of the “worst inventions” in recent decades by Time magazine, has more than 60 million members, most of whom access the game through Facebook. Some players have found it so addicting that they’ve lost their jobs and racked up debts north of $1,000.

Wow. How addicting the simple things can get.

On topic: Who would think shaking a baby would make them shut up? Shaking just makes them cry more (I'd think). I don't shake my cat to make her stop meowing or bothering me in the middle of important tasks.




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#8 8 years ago

Heard about this on sxephil, really fucked up isn't it? No longer is Facebook only a waste of life, its also a taker of life.




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#9 8 years ago

^To be fair, Facebook has as much a use as this forum does.




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#10 8 years ago

3 months, that's almost a spawnkill...