Mom Kills Baby Over FarmVille

Tobias_20101028115309_320_240Hate to say it, but I’m surprised a “FarmVille-related family killing” hasn’t happened before — I’m calling it the start of a trend in American homes. The Florida Times-Union reports on a mother who killed her baby after its crying interfered with her playing the Facebook-based game:

A Jacksonville mother charged with shaking her baby to death has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Alexandra V. Tobias, 22, was arrested after the January death of 3-month-old Dylan Lee Edmondson. She told investigators she became angry because the baby was crying while she was playing a computer game called FarmVille on the Facebook social-networking website.

Tobias entered her plea Wednesday before Circuit Judge Adrian G. Soud. A second-degree murder charge is punishable by up to life in prison.

Prosecutor Richard Mantei said Tobias’ sentence could be less because of state guidelines that call for 25 to 50 years. Soud offered no promises on what he’ll order during a sentencing hearing scheduled for December.

Tobias told investigators that she shook the baby, smoked a cigarette to compose herself and then shook him again. She said the baby may have hit his head during the shaking.

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  • http://twitter.com/NSMatychuk Nathaniel Matychuk

    Disturbing :(

  • http://twitter.com/chukmaty chukmaty

    Disturbing :(

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    If there is even a shred of justice hidden somewhere in the soul of the universe…this hellspawns cellmate will be a thick-wristed, angry lesbian with a taste for S&M.

    • Andrew

      Yeah, because sometimes rape can be a good thing.

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        I think my spidey-sense just detected sarcasm :-)

        Even so…I want this lady used as a hand puppet until she sounds like a fist punching a half full jar of mayonnaise.

        • Andrew

          Do you support the death penalty? It seems to me that would be a much more humane punishment.

          • Russ

            Agreed. Death Penalty. On the scale of violence, death may be more final, but it’s less an abuse of humanity than torture. In my opinion anyway.

          • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

            Actually…I don’t support the death penalty…for two reasons1) because the innocent cannot be raised from the grave after being accidentally killed by an inefficient state2) I’m really a very cruel person toward the guilty…death is an easy freedom I wouldn’t give some people…let them live a lifetime sentence in hell…then be permitted to die of old age, alone, wallowing in utter misery

          • sparrowFF4042

            agreed. better to make them live in pain than rest in peace.

          • http://twitter.com/prezbee Josh Prezbee

            we should rape their bodies too when they die just for that final fuck you.

          • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

            with a salt crusted chainsaw…just before dumping them into a final bath of lemon juice :-)

          • Rob Lymrith

            You are honestly a more disgusting person than this woman.
            (If you are being serious.)

          • $927230

            So, it’s agreed that we are going to gang rape this lady with power tools? Count me in.

          • Bisclavret

            Who cares if her punishment is humane? What she did to her baby wasn’t humane. Let the punishment match the crime! Bring out the “thick-wristed, angry lesbian with a taste for S&M,” as VoxMagi put it!

          • Andrew

            The baby wasn’t raped or sexually assaulted. If you want the punishment to fit the crime, Tobias should be shaken to death. Sexualizing her punishment is a perverse inhumanity even she lacked.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    If there is even a shred of justice hidden somewhere in the soul of the universe…this hellspawns cellmate will be a thick-wristed, angry lesbian with a taste for S&M.

  • Andrew

    Yeah, because sometimes rape can be a good thing.

  • Joeblow

    Who would put something that looks like that in charge of a baby?

    • Andrew

      God.

      • Joeblow

        True, but since the baby was only a few months old, but had a different name than its mother, I thought maybe she (it?) was just watching the baby.

  • Joeblow

    Who would put something that looks like that in charge of a baby?

  • Andrew

    God.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I think my spidey-sense just detected sarcasm :-)

    Even so…I want this lady used as a hand puppet until she sounds like a fist punching a half full jar of mayonnaise.

  • Andrew

    Do you support the death penalty? It seems to me that would be a much more humane punishment.

  • Baby_Slayer

    In her defense, she didn’t kill the baby on purpose. She’s a young 22 year old mother who made the mistake of shaking her baby to get it to quiet down. That’s a horrible, stupid thing to do, but I highly doubt she had the intent to kill her own child. She’ll have to live with this the rest of her life.

    • Russ

      She has a reason. It’s understandable. And it’s not excusable.

      While I’m inclined to say that she should get the death penalty for this (she did take the life of an innocent after all), I think that letting her live with the remorse would also suck for her. Assuming (and it’s a good bet that) she has a conscience.

      • Uncle Twinkle-toes

        Well she shook her baby, then took a break, and shook it again because of a stupid cheap online flash game. I don’t think she’ll feel that much remorse if she doesn’t have some sort of terrible punishment looming over her head.

        • Bisclavret

          Where are the Inquisitors and torture chambers when you need them??

          • Andrew

            They’ll be here shortly. Once the Tea Party stages their coup.

    • deseed

      She smoked a frigging cigarette and then shook the baby some more after the first time she shook it! She killed her baby over a fucking game! Don’t defend fiends and the damned! What kind of stupid person are you?

      The death penalty is to easy of a sentence. She needs to be tortured. A child is way more important than a goddamn game! Shame on anyone who would defend such a horrible person! This whore deserves years of torture and torment both mentally and physical!

    • Anon

      Speaking as 24 year old mother of a two year, when you become a parent time, consuming video games take a backseat to your child. This isn’t a gentle rocking she gave this baby. It was a violent, prolonged and REPEATED attack on a small child. Death’s too good for her. She said the baby may have hit his head during the shaking? She mostly likely never wanted the baby and didn’t honestly care if it was hurt.

    • Uncle Twinkle-toes

      Really now? I think you have enough common sense at the age of 22 to know not to shake your baby enough to kill it, or at all for that matter. And the only justified thing would be if she was extremely unstable and even then that’s still not a very good excuse.

    • Baby_Pantera

      Age is not really an excuse. Just another in a long list of reasons that people need to take some kind of parental fitness test before having a child. If they fail-Abortion. On the house.

    • Bisclavret

      As much as “shaken baby syndrome” has been talked about and used in crime drama scripts over the years, I don’t think there’s a person over 15 in the country who doesn’t know how dangerous and potentially deadly it is to shake a baby. She didn’t just shake the child. She shook him, smoked a cigarette, then shook him again. It was malicious, deliberate, and completely over the top. Has to live with it the rest of her life? The first time she shook him, it was spontaneous. The second time was premeditated! She had time to think about it and did it anyway. The charge should have been first degree murder.

    • Baby_Slayer

      This is a general response to everyone:

      First of all, according to Darwin’s Natural Selection, this “incident” will only help to produce babies with stronger neck muscles.

      Second, her intent was not to kill the child. This fits along the lines of people who kill someone by causing an accident while texting in a car or drinking before driving. It’s common sense that you shouldn’t do it, but you do it anyway thinking that you won’t kill anyone. She wanted quiet time, not to kill her child. Sure she is stupid, but she isn’t a danger to anyone. Even having her in jail for life is a huge waste of tax dollars. She isn’t going to walk down the street and start shaking random babies. She should never be allowed to have children or small animals, but I doubt she is dangerous. And using jail as a means of punishment for someone who isn’t a threat to society could not only be ineffective, it could make her worse.

      IMHO, she needs to have her uterus removed, spend some confined time in a mental hospital, be required to attend regular therapy sessions, do lots of community service, and be banned from the internet for life.

  • Baby_Slayer

    In her defense, she didn’t kill the baby on purpose. She’s a young 22 year old mother who made the mistake of shaking her baby to get it to quiet down. That’s a horrible, stupid thing to do, but I highly doubt she had the intent to kill her own child. She’ll have to live with this the rest of her life.

  • Joeblow

    True, but since the baby was only a few months old, but had a different name than its mother, I thought maybe she (it?) was just watching the baby.

  • Jrmy1krn

    Ban Farmville!!

  • Jrmy1krn

    Ban Farmville!!

  • Russ

    Agreed. Death Penalty. On the scale of violence, death may be more final, but it’s less an abuse of humanity than torture. In my opinion anyway.

  • Russ

    She has a reason. It’s understandable. And it’s not excusable.

    While I’m inclined to say that she should get the death penalty for this (she did take the life of an innocent after all), I think that letting her live with the remorse would also suck for her. Assuming (and it’s a good bet that) she has a conscience.

  • SikterEfendi

    Terrible and tragic, but look at the bright side. This sorry excuse for a human being eliminated her genes from the pool in the process. Let’s hope she is put in jail until she’s to old to reproduce.

    • Mattolando

      yea, kill off that baby cause its mom isnt socially accepted. awesome opinion.

      • SikterEfendi

        It’s not an opinion, it’s a fact, but not the way you describe it. Evolution in action.

  • Anonymous

    Terrible and tragic, but look at the bright side. This sorry excuse for a human being eliminated her genes from the pool in the process. Let’s hope she is put in jail until she’s to old to reproduce.

  • deseed

    She smoked a frigging cigarette and then shook the baby some more after the first time she shook it! She killed her baby over a fucking game! Don’t defend fiends and the damned! What kind of stupid person are you?

    The death penalty is to easy of a sentence. She needs to be tortured. A child is way more important than a goddamn game! Shame on anyone who would defend such a horrible person! This whore deserves years of torture and torment both mentally and physical!

  • Anon

    Speaking as 24 year old mother of a two year, when you become a parent time, consuming video games take a backseat to your child. This isn’t a gentle rocking she gave this baby. It was a violent, prolonged and REPEATED attack on a small child. Death’s too good for her. She said the baby may have hit his head during the shaking? She mostly likely never wanted the baby and didn’t honestly care if it was hurt.

  • Dptchvy24

    sick bitch, lets lynch.

  • Dptchvy24

    sick bitch, lets lynch.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L2F77DEQZTP4ORJ2R2UNVIGNV4 robertf

    who are these fucktards that play farmville?

    • $927230

      Nobody I’d want to know.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L2F77DEQZTP4ORJ2R2UNVIGNV4 robertf

    who are these fucktards that play farmville?

  • Nate J Sullivan

    It’s really important to note that FarmVille has nothing whatsoever to do with this, really. The woman was clearly unfit to be a parent, and this tragedy could’ve happened at any time for any reason she could invent. There’s no legitimate reason to headline this “Mom Kills Baby Over FarmVille,” other than trying to pull in readers of two types: FarmVille players and people who think video games are evil.

    • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

      good point…no one would reel in horror quite so quickly if the headline was “little bundle screams at top of lungs for hours non stp…mom snaps

    • Bisclavret

      It isn’t the game itself. It’s the hidden messages among the crops, the subliminal messages in the audio, and the mind-numbing boredom that gets people hooked and drives them insane, then plants evil thoughts in the player’s head that are generated by the moon people who are trying to keep earthlings from stealing their water.

  • Nate J Sullivan

    It’s really important to note that FarmVille has nothing whatsoever to do with this, really. The woman was clearly unfit to be a parent, and this tragedy could’ve happened at any time for any reason she could invent. There’s no legitimate reason to headline this “Mom Kills Baby Over FarmVille,” other than trying to pull in readers of two types: FarmVille players and people who think video games are evil.

  • Uncle Twinkle-toes

    Really now? I think you have enough common sense at the age of 22 to know not to shake your baby enough to kill it, or at all for that matter. And the only justified thing would be if she was extremely unstable and even then that’s still not a very good excuse.

  • Uncle Twinkle-toes

    Well she shook her baby, then took a break, and shook it again because of a stupid cheap online flash game. I don’t think she’ll feel that much remorse if she doesn’t have some sort of terrible punishment looming over her head.

  • Baby_Pantera

    Age is not really an excuse. Just another in a long list of reasons that people need to take some kind of parental fitness test before having a child. If they fail-Abortion. On the house.

  • Anonymous

    Nobody I’d want to know.

  • Karo_grace

    this makes me so incredibly sad.

  • Karo_grace

    this makes me so incredibly sad.

  • Mattolando

    yea, kill off that baby cause its mom isnt socially accepted. awesome opinion.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Actually…I don’t support the death penalty…for two reasons1) because the innocent cannot be raised from the grave after being accidentally killed by an inefficient state2) I’m really a very cruel person toward the guilty…death is an easy freedom I wouldn’t give some people…let them live a lifetime sentence in hell…then be permitted to die of old age, alone, wallowing in utter misery

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    good point…no one would reel in horror quite so quickly if the headline was “little bundle screams at top of lungs for hours non stp…mom snaps

  • sparrowFF4042

    agreed. better to make them live in pain than rest in peace.

  • http://twitter.com/prezbee Josh Prezbee

    we should rape their bodies too when they die just for that final fuck you.

  • Bisclavret

    Who cares if her punishment is humane? What she did to her baby wasn’t humane. Let the punishment match the crime! Bring out the “thick-wristed, angry lesbian with a taste for S&M,” as VoxMagi put it!

  • Bisclavret

    As much as “shaken baby syndrome” has been talked about and used in crime drama scripts over the years, I don’t think there’s a person over 15 in the country who doesn’t know how dangerous and potentially deadly it is to shake a baby. She didn’t just shake the child. She shook him, smoked a cigarette, then shook him again. It was malicious, deliberate, and completely over the top. Has to live with it the rest of her life? The first time she shook him, it was spontaneous. The second time was premeditated! She had time to think about it and did it anyway. The charge should have been first degree murder.

  • Bisclavret

    Where are the Inquisitors and torture chambers when you need them??

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    with a salt crusted chainsaw…just before dumping them into a final bath of lemon juice :-)

  • Bisclavret

    It isn’t the game itself. It’s the hidden messages among the crops, the subliminal messages in the audio, and the mind-numbing boredom that gets people hooked and drives them insane, then plants evil thoughts in the player’s head that are generated by the moon people who are trying to keep earthlings from stealing their water.

  • Andrew

    The baby wasn’t raped or sexually assaulted. If you want the punishment to fit the crime, Tobias should be shaken to death. Sexualizing her punishment is a perverse inhumanity even she lacked.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not an opinion, it’s a fact, but not the way you describe it. Evolution in action.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/kateweb kateweb

    that is just sad.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/kateweb kateweb

    that is just sad.

  • Lost792

    FarmVille isnt even cool

  • Lost792

    FarmVille isnt even cool

  • StephWhit22

    I agree that farmville had nothing to do with it. This woman would have probably done the same thing over any other game, or tv show at that matter. It was just a crime waiting to happen. I think the death penalty should be enforced in certain cases but in hers, let someone repeatedly hurt her for the rest of her life. No freedom, no privacy, no way of escaping harm, block walls all around her! I have two children, both under 3 and it is difficult and stressful but in no way would I harm my children. She intended to harm him, maybe not that day but it was bound to happen sooner or later.

  • StephWhit22

    I agree that farmville had nothing to do with it. This woman would have probably done the same thing over any other game, or tv show at that matter. It was just a crime waiting to happen. I think the death penalty should be enforced in certain cases but in hers, let someone repeatedly hurt her for the rest of her life. No freedom, no privacy, no way of escaping harm, block walls all around her! I have two children, both under 3 and it is difficult and stressful but in no way would I harm my children. She intended to harm him, maybe not that day but it was bound to happen sooner or later.

  • StephWhit22

    I agree that farmville had nothing to do with it. This woman would have probably done the same thing over any other game, or tv show at that matter. It was just a crime waiting to happen. I think the death penalty should be enforced in certain cases but in hers, let someone repeatedly hurt her for the rest of her life. No freedom, no privacy, no way of escaping harm, block walls all around her! I have two children, both under 3 and it is difficult and stressful but in no way would I harm my children. She intended to harm him, maybe not that day but it was bound to happen sooner or later.

  • Rob Lymrith

    You are honestly a more disgusting person than this woman.
    (If you are being serious.)

  • Rob Lymrith

    You are honestly a more disgusting person than this woman.
    (If you are being serious.)

  • Andrew

    So… Mothers are killing their children because we don’t rape them?

  • Andrew

    So… Mothers are killing their children because we don’t rape them?

  • Ybob

    and then people still argue agaisnt regulation based on moral and mental ability before authorising reproduction.. may se die a slow painful death prefereably caused by someone who she truly loved as her child loved his mother

  • Ybob

    and then people still argue agaisnt regulation based on moral and mental ability before authorising reproduction.. may se die a slow painful death prefereably caused by someone who she truly loved as her child loved his mother

  • Ybob

    and then people still argue agaisnt regulation based on moral and mental ability before authorising reproduction.. may se die a slow painful death prefereably caused by someone who she truly loved as her child loved his mother

  • Andrew

    They’ll be here shortly. Once the Tea Party stages their coup.

  • Andrew

    They’ll be here shortly. Once the Tea Party stages their coup.

  • Anonymous

    So, it’s agreed that we are going to gang rape this lady with power tools? Count me in.

  • Anonymous

    So, it’s agreed that we are going to gang rape this lady with power tools? Count me in.

  • Mallory

    How horribly sad. I wonder if this woman was suffering from PPD, or is mentally ill? It’s tragic that she didn’t have more support, or intervention, before this. Two lives wasted.

  • Mallory

    How horribly sad. I wonder if this woman was suffering from PPD, or is mentally ill? It’s tragic that she didn’t have more support, or intervention, before this. Two lives wasted.

  • Andrew

    Does anyone else think it’s pathetically ironic that there’s a video game about living on a farm?

  • Andrew

    Does anyone else think it’s pathetically ironic that there’s a video game about living on a farm?

  • Andrew

    Does anyone else think it’s pathetically ironic that there’s a video game about living on a farm?

  • Baby_Slayer

    This is a general response to everyone:

    First of all, according to Darwin’s Natural Selection, this “incident” will only help to produce babies with stronger neck muscles.

    Second, her intent was not to kill the child. This fits along the lines of people who kill someone by causing an accident while texting in a car or drinking before driving. It’s common sense that you shouldn’t do it, but you do it anyway thinking that you won’t kill anyone. She wanted quiet time, not to kill her child. Sure she is stupid, but she isn’t a danger to anyone. Even having her in jail for life is a huge waste of tax dollars. She isn’t going to walk down the street and start shaking random babies. She should never be allowed to have children or small animals, but I doubt she is dangerous. And using jail as a means of punishment for someone who isn’t a threat to society could not only be ineffective, it could make her worse.

    IMHO, she needs to have her uterus removed, spend some confined time in a mental hospital, be required to attend regular therapy sessions, do lots of community service, and be banned from the internet for life.

  • Albinojones

    Our ‘civilization’ is so screwed…

  • Albinojones

    Our ‘civilization’ is so screwed…

  • Andrew

    So… Mothers are killing their children because we don’t rape them?

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