On Wednesday, Alexandra V. Tobias pled guilty to second degree murder for shaking her baby to death. At the time of her arrest in January, 22-year-old Tobias reportedly told police that she was playing FarmVille on Facebook and got angry when the three-month-old Dylan Lee Edmondson began to cry. According to the Florida Times-Union, “Tobias told investigators that she shook the baby, smoked a cigarette to compose herself and then shook him again. She said the baby may have hit his head during the shaking.”
I have to be honest here and say, it’s precisely things like this that make me think the whole ‘free will’ thing was a huge mistake. The incomprehensibility of such cruelty boggles the mind. And it wasn’t even over something that mattered in the least. It’s not as if the Vietnamese were sneaking into the village and her baby was crying and she did it to spare the 100 people cowering in her basement. No, she did it because she wanted to play a stupid (let’s face it, Farmville is stupid) game that means less than nothing. I don’t get it.