Mother Gets 50 Years for Killing Baby

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jacksonville, FL (AP) - A north Florida woman has been
sentenced to 50 years in prison for shaking her baby to death after
the boy's crying interrupted her game on Facebook.

A Duval County judge sentenced 22-year-old Alexandra Tobias on
Tuesday. She pleaded guilty in October to second-degree murder.

Tobias previously told investigators that she was angered
because the boy was crying while she was playing the game
FarmVille. She said she shook the boy, smoked a cigarette to
compose herself and then shook him again.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2011 at 01:40 PM
    CAN I SHAKE HER TO DEATH?
  • by April Location: McCall on Feb 2, 2011 at 08:41 AM
    It's not about facebook or anything else. It's about parents not having self control. Now what i dont understand is why she gets to live in prison and tax payers have to pay for her to live for 50 years. Any crime against a child should be punishable by the death penalty. This innocent child had his life taken away too soon and this woman not even gonna call her a mother gets to live how is this even fair or right.
  • by pat Location: tallahassee on Feb 2, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    Shaner; Facebook didn't kill the baby, a selfish woman did. There are a lot of people out there raising children with no idea how to treat a child. She had to of shaken that baby really hard. the baby just needed food or changing, either would have taken less time than what she spent, shaking him, smoking a cigarette and shaking him again.
  • by SHANER on Feb 2, 2011 at 06:37 AM
    Another reason I hate Facebook! Get a life people and grow a real farm.
  • by Ms M on Feb 2, 2011 at 06:01 AM
    May your fellow jail mates show no mercy on you!
  • by Dave Location: Tallahassee on Feb 2, 2011 at 06:00 AM
    My kinda judge. In Vermont, she probably would got 30 days.
  • by grace on Feb 2, 2011 at 05:45 AM
    I get what you're saying, JJ, but the same applies to men.
  • by jusayin on Feb 2, 2011 at 05:21 AM
    One strike,,,,You Are Sterlized!!! Better pray hard people,,,this is happening more and more. Poor little baby in heaven now. No more pain.
  • by JJ Location: Tallahassee on Feb 2, 2011 at 04:33 AM
    Women should be required to have a license to reproduce. Have a nice life Alexandra Tobias.
  • by good on Feb 2, 2011 at 04:26 AM
    Just make sure she doesn't have an early parole...
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