Couple Imprisoned For Playing WoW Instead Of Looking After Children

Couple Going To Jail For Playing WoW Instead Of Feeding Kids

Lester Louis Huffmire and his wife, Petra Huffmire, have been sentenced to five years and three years prison respectively for "obsessively" playing World of Warcraft while "keeping their two young daughters locked inside their filthy mobile home for years without adequate food or basic care".

KTLA reports that the couple, arrested last year, plead guilty to "two felony counts of child abuse, two misdemeanour counts of false imprisonment" and "one misdemeanour count of contributing to delinquency of a minor".

Police and investigators found that for three years, between 2010 and 2013, the trailer they lived in had appliances "covered in mould and cobwebs, stacks of trash, debris, mould, and feces throughout the home, a pile of used condoms under a stuffed teddy bear, and inoperable toilets."

O.C. Couple Obsessed With 'World of Warcraft' Sentenced to Prison for Extreme Child Neglect [KTLA, via Game Politics]


Comments

    ugh what in the actual fuck. How do people even let this happen to themselves / their kids. I play wow. I am obsessed with wow. but i am Hygienic and see sunlight and have face to face interactions with other human beings. Come on people.

      Sunlight? You've been stuck in SFK for years haven't you? :)

    So... the guy got more years because... ?

      I had a huge rant prepared for this in support of your question, but I thought I might get banned for posting. Self restraint!

      Because he left used dingers all over the place??? At least the they were trying not to have any more kids to fuck up.

      To be fair, he might of had prior convictions. Really though, they probably just went soft on her because she's a woman and a mother.

      Culpability usually is determined by the dominant partner of the relationship and I guess the judge decided the duty of care was mostly in the guys favor.

    Looking at their pictures in the article all I could think was "those were the white shirts they were wearing when they first started playing WoW"

    They deserve to be shot in the head. What a waste of oxygen.

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