Man Jailed for Life for Killing Xbox Interrupting Child

November 19, 2010, By Christian Davis

Another unfortunate tragedy has happened thanks to the impatience of bad parents and their gaming. In Oldham, England a situation similar to the Mother who killed her child to play Farmville, has once again occured.

See that idiot above? His name is Gary Adlock and he punched his 15 month old daughter, Violet Mullen, in the stomach. The he hit her hard enough to rupture her internal organs. He then proceeded to place her back on her cot and waited for her 22 year old mother, Claire Flanagan, to return home. He later called an ambulance, telling them the child had blue lips and looked “spaced out”.

Why did he punch her? She simply wouldn’t stop crying. Unfortunately, this isn’t the child’s first incident with abuse. The court heard evidence that the child had suffered at least three separate assaults before she died. A post-mortem investigation discovered more than 35 different injuries on Violet’s face and body, including rib fractures, bruises, and brain damage.

Claire Flanagan wasn’t charged with murder, but was guilty of allowing the death and will get 5 years in prison.

Judge Clement Goldstone did not hesitate to give Alcock’s sentence:

“You, Gary Alcock, subjected her to repeated violence. You caused injuries to her brain, face, arms and legs with a combination of punches, slaps and – bordering on the sadistic – pinches.

“This was the way you chose to cope with a demanding little girl who demanded your attention and interrupted your time-consuming hobby of playing computer games.”

Alcock put Violet to bed on the day that he killed her, “no doubt in the hope that you would have some time free to indulge your desire to play on your X-Box”.

He continued: “Violet was sick, she required changing, she required your time and patience.

“You lost control and your temper in the most unimaginable way. You struck her first in the mouth and then inexplicably and with savage force in the stomach.”

Alcock will get life in prison with a minimum of 21 years before consideration of parole.

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