Updated, 2019 05 08, to add links to related articles.
Mom kills baby, for interrupting FarmVille computer game.
»The sentence was the highest end of a plea bargain negotiated in October as Tobias pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Dylan’s death.
Her plea went viral as popular websites like Gawker and The Daily Beast picked up the story and CNN’s “Nancy Grace” show picked apart the case for nearly an hour.
To the baby’s father, E.J. Edmondson, that was one of the most disheartening parts of the ordeal.
“That is insulting. It wasn’t about Facebook. It was about my son,” he said outside the courtroom.
More disheartening, Edmondson said he did not know until he listened to forensic testimony Tuesday that his son was in pain for the final hours of his life.« Read more
Here is a newspaper account:
The Florida Times Union
Jacksonville mom shakes baby for interrupting FarmVille, pleads guilty to murder
Posted: October 27, 2010 – 11:13am
By David Hunt
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….(Full Story)
An update to the story explains:
According to court records, her child abuse arrest violated a six-month probation she began serving just a few weeks before after pleading no contest to a domestic battery charge.
There is nothing that explains whom she had been battering. Could the victim have been her baby-son? He was just three months of age when she killed him.
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