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  • Couple Blame Internet/Video Games for Child Neglect

    Originally posted by Yahoo News


    RENO, Nev. - A couple who authorities say were so obsessed with the Internet and video games that they left their babies starving and suffering other health problems have pleaded guilty to child neglect.

    The children of Michael and Iana Straw, a boy age 22 months and a girl age 11 months, were severely malnourished and near death last month when doctors saw them after social workers took them to a hospital, authorities said. Both children are doing well and gaining weight in foster care, prosecutor Kelli Ann Viloria told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

    Michael Straw, 25, and Iana Straw, 23, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts each of child neglect. Each faces a maximum 12-year prison sentence.
    Viloria said the Reno couple were too distracted by online video games, mainly the fantasy role-playing "Dungeons & Dragons" series, to give their children proper care.

    "They had food; they just chose not to give it to their kids because they were too busy playing video games," Viloria told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

    Police said hospital staff had to shave the head of the girl because her hair was matted with cat urine. The 10-pound girl also had a mouth infection, dry skin and severe dehydration.

    Her brother had to be treated for starvation and a genital infection. His lack of muscle development caused him difficulty in walking, investigators said
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070716/...rnet_addiction

    Awful.

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    Re: Couple Blame Internet/Video Games for Child Neglect

    *sighs* Those poor children. Damn those parents..

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      Re: Couple Blame Internet/Video Games for Child Neglect

      Originally posted by SummerInFL View Post
      *sighs* Those poor children. Damn those parents..
      Why would they have kids and do that to them?
      Why :argue: when you could :squeeze:?

      Follow the :rules: and you wont have Mods doing this,:mob:

      If you treat everybody like family you should end up like this,:ghug: not this,:bash:.

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        Re: Couple Blame Internet/Video Games for Child Neglect

        That is so bloody scary.
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          Re: Couple Blame Internet/Video Games for Child Neglect

          Originally posted by awesomerocks View Post
          Why would they have kids and do that to them?

          I don't know, I mean COME ON. My honey and I are gamers but I don't play if the kids are up, I make sure everything is done BEFORE I get on the computer. There have been exceptions but certainly I make sure my children have EATEN before getting on there.

          What makes a person go, "Oh Susie is hungry? Oh I have to kill this mob first?" ...3 hours later. "I wonder why she's crying?" *SMACKS* WTF is wrong with people!!!

          Further proof to me that stupid people shouldn't be allowed to breed. I hope those children get the love and attention they deserve.

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            Re: Couple Blame Internet/Video Games for Child Neglect

            Wow, that makes me sick to my stomach..
            We are gamers too...we do wii etc as a family thing and any game I play on the computer is when they are in bed and all my housework is done.
            There should be a test to be a parent there is for everything else
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              Re: Couple Blame Internet/Video Games for Child Neglect

              Originally posted by SummerInFL View Post
              I don't know, I mean COME ON. My honey and I are gamers but I don't play if the kids are up, I make sure everything is done BEFORE I get on the computer. There have been exceptions but certainly I make sure my children have EATEN before getting on there.

              What makes a person go, "Oh Susie is hungry? Oh I have to kill this mob first?" ...3 hours later. "I wonder why she's crying?" *SMACKS* WTF is wrong with people!!!

              Further proof to me that stupid people shouldn't be allowed to breed. I hope those children get the love and attention they deserve.
              Really.I make sure they eat bathe and have done everything that they need to do.Brush their teeth,eat,bathe brush hair and so forth.I let them go on AFTER they are ready and they dont stay on all day,neither do i.Play VMK for a bit,check micechat and check email.
              Why :argue: when you could :squeeze:?

              Follow the :rules: and you wont have Mods doing this,:mob:

              If you treat everybody like family you should end up like this,:ghug: not this,:bash:.

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                Re: Couple Blame Internet/Video Games for Child Neglect

                Oh Lord....

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                • #9
                  Re: Couple Blame Internet/Video Games for Child Neglect

                  WTH is wrong with people.


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                  • #10
                    Re: Couple Blame Internet/Video Games for Child Neglect

                    oh great, yet another thing of pride from the biggest little city in the world...

                    not only do we have meth heads running rampant, but now this...


                    blaming the internet and gaming, in my opinion, is a cop-out...they just dont' want to take responsibility for their actions..or lack of action as the case may be



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