Farmville Is Killing Babies Now


As if Zynga’s $5.5 billion valuation wasn’t proof enough that Farmville, the company’s popular farming-simulation game, is addictive, Alexandra V. Tobias, a 22-year-old mother from Jacksonville, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder today for shaking her 3-month-old to death because he interrupted her while she was playing Farmville on Facebook. Tobias says she shook her son Dylan, smoked a cigarette “to compose herself,” and then shook him again. We sincerely hope her explanation isn’t the set up to another Farmville lawsuit.

Jacksonville mom shakes baby for interrupting Farmville [Florida Times-Union]