Father Kills Baby for Pulling Down XBox Console27 year-old Tyrone Spellman killed his 17 month-old daughter, Alayiah Turman, in September of 2006 with at least five blows to the head when she pulled down his Xbox console, thus ruining any chances he had at leveling up that day; a few hours, ruined.
The force of the blows cracked the toddler's skull, killing her instantly.
Spellman was convicted in January of third-degree murder and child endangerment (thank God they caught that in time.)
He was sentenced Thursday, March 13, 2008, to the maximum 22 to 45 years in prison.
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Parents Leave Infant to Play WOW and Infant SuffocatesAfter getting that craving for World of Warcraft, a Korean mother and father reportedly went to an internt cafe and lost themselves playing the game for hours. The only problem (other than the high cost of internet cafes)?
When they returned home, their 4-month old daughter had suffocated to death and, sadly, none of the reanimation spells the couple had learned during their gaming session helped at all.
In their defense, the couple said "We were thinking of playing for just an hour or two and returning home like usual, but the game took longer that day." Which is a perfectly suitable excuse for leaving a 4-month old child in a house alone, by itself for more than 3 hours. This is why in movies people always use something called a "babysitter", "logic" or "common sense".
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Mother Leaves Toddler to Die in Hot Car While She Plays EverQuest with BoyfriendChristina Cordell and her live-in-boyfriend were too obsessed with playing hours upon hours of EverQuest to notice that they had left 3-year-old daughter, Brianna, in the car. After taking a much-needed break from leveling up, they decided to take a quick break to check up on that thing they'd kind of forgotten about that they'd sworn was important... only to find that their toddler had died in the car due to heat-related injuries.
EverQuest is an addictive and time-consuming game that has attracted thousands of players who devote 10-20 hours a week or more to the game, much like a responsible person would spend on an internship, a job, or, you know, CHILD REARING.
Apparently, support groups have even started on the Web for the families of players. One such support group is called Spouses Against EverQuest.
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