October 29, 2010

Alexandra Tobias - Jailed For Shaking Baby To Death After His Crying Interupted Her ‘Farmville’ Game

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Jacksonville, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Alexandra V. Tobias, a 22-year-old Florida woman has pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday after she allegedly shook her 3-month-old baby to death because the child's crying kept distracting her from playing 'Farmville' on Facebook.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Tobias told detectives that she lost control and shook her son when his crying made it difficult for her to play Farmville.

Farmville is a browser-based game available through Facebook that allows a player to construct and operate a computer generated farm.

Investigators say Tobias initially claimed that the child was injured by a dog that knocked her son off a couch. She later confessed to shaking the child, smoking a cigarette to compose herself, and then shaking the child again.

Tobias called paramedics back in January when the child stopped breathing. He was taken to a hospital where medical workers diagnosed the child with severe head trauma and a broken leg. The infant died as a result of "abusive head trauma."

"It was enough to apparently put her over the edge," said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Lt Larry Schmitt.

Tobias pleaded guilty to second degree murder. She now faces 25-50 years in prison. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for some time in December.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice


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