Thanks to NWAOnline.net for their story regarding a mother facing manslaughter charges which may relate to videogame addiction
, following her 3-year-old daughter's death after being left alone in an overheated car. According to the piece, "Authorities said [Mary Christina] Cordell and her boyfriend, Eric Long, 21, may have been so fixated with the interactive game EverQuest that she neglected to pay adequate attention to Brianna's whereabouts on Aug. 8, the day the child died."
The article also points out posts to the Spouses Against Everquest
mailing-list from Cordell, one of which
is controversial, but tragically prescient: "Verant is also an enabler by providing a type of 'entertainment' that
requires an inordinary amount of time to do basic functions of the average
role playing games... I'm afraid that eventually many more people will
be hurt or even killed by this 'service'."