Mother sentenced to 25 years for murder

Mother sentenced to 25 years for murder

There are 59 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 2, 2011, titled Mother sentenced to 25 years for murder. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

A Holloman Air Force Base mother has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for spending hours online, playing World of Warcraft until late in the night as her young daughter "withered away" from malnutrition and dehydration, in the words of federal prosecutors.

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Flashnuke

Mays Landing, NJ

#47 Jun 4, 2011
I blame Blizzard for creating a game that people can't seem to get a grasp that it is just that..A games. They should set a limit on what their customers can play on the game a day so that things like this can't happen because this isn't the first time someone has died due to the game. Yes people do choose to play the game hours on end but at the same time Blizzard knows that these people are doing it and they don't care about anything but that 15 dollars a month which is also redic. I myself use to play World of Warcraft and I know how sucked in people can get but I myself didn't get sucked in.
MeanMan

Huntsville, AL

#48 Jun 4, 2011
Flashnuke wrote:
I blame Blizzard for creating a game that people can't seem to get a grasp that it is just that..A games. They should set a limit on what their customers can play on the game a day so that things like this can't happen because this isn't the first time someone has died due to the game. Yes people do choose to play the game hours on end but at the same time Blizzard knows that these people are doing it and they don't care about anything but that 15 dollars a month which is also redic. I myself use to play World of Warcraft and I know how sucked in people can get but I myself didn't get sucked in.
You should be less stupid.
nox

Grenada

#49 Jun 5, 2011
no more WoW for you, sick bastard
WoW Player

Reading, UK

#50 Jun 5, 2011
Flashnuke wrote:
I blame Blizzard for creating a game that people can't seem to get a grasp that it is just that..A games. They should set a limit on what their customers can play on the game a day so that things like this can't happen because this isn't the first time someone has died due to the game. Yes people do choose to play the game hours on end but at the same time Blizzard knows that these people are doing it and they don't care about anything but that 15 dollars a month which is also redic. I myself use to play World of Warcraft and I know how sucked in people can get but I myself didn't get sucked in.
Yes, how dare Blizzard make a good game! It is totally their fault that a tiny minority of their player base is incapable of playing in healthy moderation!
Disgusted

Elmhurst, IL

#51 Jun 5, 2011
I thought I was a hardcore gamer, but this makes me think otherwise. What kind of mother would neglect her own child because she was too busy playing a computer game?! What kind of father would continue to allow his wife to neglect his baby?! Shouldn't he have noticed his baby girl was showing signs of dying? I'm sure any idiot would notice that a child's ribcage shouldn't be sticking out of her body and a child's teeth shouldn't be black and decayed. That little girl died a horrible, lonely, slow, painful death. Her parents should have received life in prison with no chance of parol. 3 and 4 years of prison time is a joke-literally sickening. The fact that a child starved to death in her own home, means that little girl suffered tremendously before she died.
Yeesh

Newtonville, MA

#52 Jun 6, 2011
So what loot did she drop?
AgentXP

Lincoln, AR

#53 Jun 6, 2011
wow!! thats all I can say. So many wow freaks today that it destroys lives. Im glad she will be stuck in a prison where her life will be decayed away without being next to a PC hooked up to the net with wow. The thought of her suffering makes me extremely happy!:)
assraiper

Lincoln, AR

#54 Jun 6, 2011
I hope she enjoys being ass raped by her prison inmates. The thought of her suffering in agony and defeat brings be tons of joy and endless happiness. I might as well go to her prison and PK her ass, then loot whatever shit I can find from her sorry ass corpse. Then again prison inmates don't carry shit and the amount of gold they have is closer to none. Plus the exp they provide suck donkey ballz. I think the best way to tortue her is to have her character drop all their shit on the ground or then sell off everything to a npc. That will teach her a lesson!
t lopez

Albuquerque, NM

#57 Jun 6, 2011
I hope they forget to feed you nor give u any water.
t lopez

Albuquerque, NM

#58 Jun 6, 2011
I cant believe family, friends, and neighbors stayed blind to this abuse. Knowing she was worthless with the first child. It doesnt take that much to make a visit and smell a filthy house chances are there is an abused child. wake up people.It takes us to look out for these defenseless children even if they are not our own.
It should never came to this.
Lisa a

El Paso, TX

#59 Jun 6, 2011
Let's not forget who the victim is...a true angel. She is safe in heaven now with nothing to worry about. May she laugh and play with peace in her heart. God bless her little soul.
That_Paladin

Huntsville, AL

#60 Jun 6, 2011
Wow, just terrible, people like this give us other responsible WoW players a terrible reputation.
MARK

United States

#61 Jun 7, 2011
To hell with feeding this scum for 25 years EXECUTION!!!!!
Fawsy

Salt Lake City, UT

#64 Jun 8, 2011
I feel sorry for the child and no remorse whatsoever for the mother. This story is hauntingly familiar to my own story. My ex wife got addicted to this game and played 20 hours a day. She started neglecting the house, the children, and myself. This type of addiction is as serious as drugs and alcohol! The only difference between my story and this is that I took action and divorced my wife. She met one of these W.O.W. losers online and had an affair. I now have full custody of the children and they are much better off! Blizzard is a sad company with mindless followers. They destroy lives and don't care. Yes, the people playing should be responsible, but look at tobacco companies. They know that they get people hooked and don't care about them, only their money. Blizzard is no better than these tobacco companies. Good riddance to my ex wife as well as this worthless game! If you have anyone you know addicted to this game, then step in and help them take their lives back!!!! Don't let this happen to you or someone you love!
Andrea

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#65 Jun 9, 2011
Hopefully the people that prosecuted this mother better be right of convicting this
person. All who took part in this. Tell me how do you go and say because her computer was on that she did not paid attention to this child. Even in hospitals sick people go down hill simply because they are born with a disability and their body is not the same. Just look at some of the special kids you see around lascruces with caregivers on how they look so thin and sick. It is so easy to make drama out of someone else life. I pray that everyone who took part in this case better be right. Because if you were wrong just like the mother is in prison so will your life be. It will be a prison of misery and hell.
RyanTheWoWJunkie

Wausau, WI

#66 Jun 9, 2011
I have two kids. Both heathly, happy, and very excitable. They are four and three, they love to ask questions and watch daddy "pwn noobs". I do understand that gaming can be an addiction, just like drugs, but seriously... I am a single Father with a neurological disorder that causes tumors to grow on my nerves. If I can provide a healthy happy and loving envoirnment for my two young kids, there is NO REASON that a MARRIED WOMAN. Can not do the same. This just goes to show, that women should not be a part of any kids life. My childrens mom is a slob, spends hours on her computer, and ignores the kids, thats how I was able to get 100% placement. I find time to take care of my own medical issues, play WoW and take care of my kids all in the same day. This woman needs the death penalty. Plain and simple. For the father, he shouldn't be to blame. I know how much work he has to do as an active duty military personal. He expressed concerns, did what he could. He shouldn't have to do everything. Damn women think they can just get away with murder, pun intended.
Also I would like to start a petition to give this woman the death penalty. If anyone else is with me, please post below.
CCSix

Houston, TX

#67 Jun 13, 2011
MeanMan wrote:
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Are you going to pass judgment that child back to life? Is anyone going to make the world any better by raising hell on a message board about how outraged they are by this one example of something that has been part of the human race since before we invented agriculture?
I'm passing judgment in the sense that humans at a zoo might "pass judgment" on monkeys throwing their dung, by laughing at them.
If that were true you wouldn't feel the need to jump in and add your own comments. You'd just be sitting back laughing at the "dung-throwing monkeys" (every poster on this board that you've attempted to insult in such a juvenile fashion.) But instead of remaining silent you chose to engage in such a manner that makes glaringly obvious not only your stupidity but apparent need for psychiatric medication.
MeanMan

Florence, AL

#68 Jun 24, 2011
CCSix wrote:
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If that were true you wouldn't feel the need to jump in and add your own comments. You'd just be sitting back laughing at the "dung-throwing monkeys" (every poster on this board that you've attempted to insult in such a juvenile fashion.) But instead of remaining silent you chose to engage in such a manner that makes glaringly obvious not only your stupidity but apparent need for psychiatric medication.
You're half right

(about your own wit)
screwups will screw

Flushing, NY

#69 Jun 24, 2014
Chris wrote:
@John.I know right. Its nothing like 4 years ago when those four mexicans not only beat their 9 month old daughter to death but raped her multiple times. But if you wanna get racist talking about crimes how about every other week some 16 year old wetback is in jail for shooting up someone they had a disagreement because you people cant get it through your kids thick retarded skulls gangster life is for hopeless losers with no futures.
They're not the brightest bulbs, are they? can't do much else besides sneak across the desert, lay brick, make more troll babies and harass women.

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