No Wow Moment this! Parents Ignore Kids to Play World of Warcraft, Get Prison Term

August 18, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

World of Warcraft is no doubt an enticing game. It continues to lure gamers even after so many years since it arrived unto us. But then, addiction can have its consequences too.

Not convinced? Take a look at what has indeed happened to Lester Louis Huffmire and Petra Huffmire!

The couple abandoned everything as they went about WoW gaming. Among the things they abandoned or forgot actually include their kids too. It might be encouraging to see people gaming day and night, but if that happens at the cost of giving their kids a hell of a time, it becomes bizarre.

The couple did just that and found themselves booked. They were later sentenced to proison on charges of neglecting and torturing their children.


Reports from KTLA states that the couple imprisoned their children while engaging in WoW gaming. The two kids were deprived of food, care and amenities. They were later found weak and hurt and haven’t been attending school for more than a couple of years.

And it’s not just the kids they forgot about. The whole house was found in a mess. The couple never seemed to visit even the kitchen. Authorities found the kitchen dust filled and full of cobwebs.

The cost they will now have to pay out for playing WoW is big. While Lester Louis was sentenced for a five years, Petra was sentenced for a three years and four months.

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