Officials in Orange County, California say that one couple’s World of Warcraft obsession contributed to their horrible treatment of two children.
Lester and Petra Huffmire, both 41, were convicted of two felony counts of child abuse, two misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, and one misdemeanor count of contributing to delinquency of a minor. They were sentenced to five years and three years and four months, respectively.
According to the District Attorney’s office, a call from a neighbor prompted police to conduct a welfare check at the Huffmires’ trailer. When they arrived, they found a pretty grisly scene – two girls, aged 10 and five, with matted hair, covered in dirt, and severely malnourished.
Apparently, the Huffmires had been neglecting them for nearly three years, but did not allow them to ever leave the trailer.
The trailer, by the way, was apparently beyond disgusting. The DA’s office called it “unsanitary and uninhabitable.”
Specifically, “kitchen appliances covered in mold and cobwebs, stacks of trash, debris, mold, and feces throughout the home, a pile of used condoms under a stuffed teddy bear, and inoperable toilets.”
Police said that the couple played World of Warcraft “all day”.
The poor girls have only been identified as “relatives” of the Huffmires, not their children.
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