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Published:December 21st, 2010 12:27 EST
Jacksonville Florida Mother Charged with Shaking Baby to Death Over Farmville Game

Jacksonville Florida Mother Charged with Shaking Baby to Death Over Farmville Game

By Tim Martin

Several months ago I wrote an article talking about people being addicted to a web based game that is highly popular in the Facebook community called Farmville. In Farmville, players raise crops and livestock with the help of Facebook friends. You can read that article by clicking here.

Here is an example of what this type of addiction can do to someone.

Alexandra V. Tobias, 22, was arrested after the January death of 3-month-old Dylan Lee Edmondson.

Tobias told investigators she became angry because the baby was crying while she was playing Farmville.

tobias

According to the police report, during the first shaking, the baby`s head may have hit the computer. Tobias then put the baby on the couch and stepped out for a cigarette to regain her composure. When she came back in, the family dog knocked the baby off the couch. The crying started again and Tobias shook the baby a second time before calling for an ambulance. The baby was rushed to the hospital around 10 a.m. on Jan. 19 where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

Tobias has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is currently in the Duval County jail awaiting sentencing.

Tim Martin is a Technology Specialist, Follow him on Facebook atfacebook.com/tsmartin75 or on Twitter @tsmartin For more of Tim`s articles, check out http://www.tech-rewind.com