Sadly it's official - Farmville addiction can kill

Bitterwallet - FarmvilleA deeply depressing story from the Florida Times-Union to kick off your Friday. The day will only get better after this.

A 22-year old mother in Jacksonville has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after shaking her baby to death. Why did the mother kill her child? Because the three month-old baby boy interrupted her game of Farmville on Facebook.

So angry was the mother by being interrupted, that she picked up her baby and shook him violently- "the baby may have hit his head during the shaking".

Farmville - listed by TIME magazine as an invention worse than the Hindenburg - has previously seen politicians sacked for their alleged addiction to the game, which is one of several earning creators Zynga over a million dollars a day in revenue.

[Florida Times-Union]


  • piggy
    Numpty McChuff!
  • Nobby
    "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." But did she get to finish her game?
  • Nobby
    It was not listed by TIME magazine as an invention worse than the Hindenburg... The subtitle is "From the zany to the dangerous to the just plain dumb, here is TIME's list (in no particular order) of some of the world's bright ideas that just didn't work out".
  • he-man
    Shake IT baby
  • dunfyboy
    Alexandra Tobias is a total cunt.
    So... from Farmville to the Prison Farm. Enjoy your game, maam.
  • Slacker
    They do have the chair in Florida, don't they?

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