Parents Who Kill: Alexandra Tobias Killed Her 3 Month Old Son When He Interrupted Her Facebook Game
A Murderous Mother's Mugshot
3 Month Old Dylan Was Shaken To Death For Interrupting Mommy's Facebook Time
22-year-old Alexandra Tobias doesn't look like your average murderer at first glance, and she's not. The Jacksonville, Florida woman had given birth to her first child only 3 months prior to the incident, and while she was a young, inexperienced first-time mother, no one would have predicted that she would end up killing her own child for such a ridiculous reason. Unfortunately, these kinds of deaths involving inexperienced, unprepared, and negligent parents seem to be on the rise.
It was January of 2010, and 3-month-old Dylan Lee Edmondson had just celebrated his first Christmas, which unfortunately would turn out to be the only Christmas this sweet little baby would celebrate in his short life. Dylan's young mother, Alexandra, called paramedics after her son stopped breathing. Unfortunately, despite the phone call, as we already know, poor Dylan did not survive.
The Facebook Game Alexandra Would Kill Her Son Over
What Happened & Why? He Wouldn't Stop Crying.
Little 3-month-old Dylan Lee Edmondson was rushed to the hospital with head injuries, and a broken leg. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries, and died. His cause of death was described by doctors as "abusive head trauma".
When Alexandra was first questioned, she told police that a dog had knocked baby Dylan off the couch, and that he had hit his head when he fell. After more questioning, she later confessed that she had lost her temper with the infant. She was playing "Farmville" on Facebook, and he was distracting her because he wouldn't stop crying. "Farmville", one of Facebook's most popular games, is a simulation farming game. Players act as virtual farmers, planting and harvesting crops. When Alexandra couldn't concentrate on her game, she became angry. She described to police how she had shaken her baby son, then went to smoke a cigarette to try to calm down, before returning and shaking him again. She said it was possible that he hit his head while she was shaking him.
The Trial, Verdict & Sentencing
There isn't much to say at this point about the aftermath of the murders. Alexandra had confessed to killing her infant son Dylan, and she did not go to trial. Instead, on October 27th, 2010, she pled guilty to second degree murder charges. She remains in jail while awaiting sentencing.
She is set to be sentenced in December of 2010. She could face life imprisonment, but there is a possibility that she will receive a lighter sentence.
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