Petra and Lester Huffmire Get Prison Time for Playing WoW All Day as Girls Wallowed in Filth

Categories: Crime-iny

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Courtesy of the Orange County District Attorney's office
Petra Huffmire was sentenced to 3 1/3 years in prison and husband Lester got five years.

A couple accepted a deal from the court Tuesday that had them pleading guilty to having played World of Warcraft all day while leaving two girls--ages 5 and 10 at the time--malnourished, out of school and confined to their filthy mobile home in Anaheim.

Lester Louis Huffmire and Wife Petra Huffmire Allegedly Kept Malnourished Girls in Filth Pit

Lester Louis Huffmire and Petra Huffmire, both 42, pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court in Fullerton to two felony counts of child abuse and endangerment with sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury.

The husband also copped to misdemeanors: two counts of false imprisonment and a lone count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was immediately sentenced to five years in state prison, while his wife received 3 1/3 years. Without the plea deal, each was looking at up to seven years and four months in the can if convicted.

It was a call to police by a neighbor in May 2013 that prompted an investigation into the Huffmires, A welfare check determined the malnourished girls had matted hair, dirt crusted on their fee and teeth damaged beyond repair.

The four lived in a mobile home where toilets did not work, kitchen appliances were covered in mold and cobwebs, stacks of trash, debris, mold, and feces were strewn throughout the home and a pile of used condoms were left under a stuffed teddy bear.

The Orange County District Attorney's office had alleged the residence was so filthy it was uninhabitable.

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173 comments
Paul Orem
Paul Orem

Yes death is probably to good for them. They are a waste of space.

Highway39
Highway39

Condoms? We should all be thanking sweet baby J-dog that they were used!!!


Keith John
Keith John

No thanks, I'm staying in the Dominican hahaha

skullvalkerie4
skullvalkerie4

It's not the game. There was something wrong with those people to begin with.

Steakface
Steakface

...and the man does more time than the woman. What a surprise...

Itskevinlol
Itskevinlol

They probably weren't even 14/14H. 

Lucifuriuz
Lucifuriuz

I'm a gamer, and in particular a WoW player. I find this behaviour disgusting.
To all you people going off at all gamers because a few of the gaming community go wrong... grow up. It's like saying all people are bad because a few people did something wrong. So sick of the whole gaming community being labelled the same as dropkicks like these, just because a few people can't control themselves.

Evelyn Michel
Evelyn Michel

Michael What if Clash of Clan took over us??

Evelyn Michel
Evelyn Michel

Michael CortezWhat if Clash of Clans took us over???

949girl
949girl topcommenter

They both look filthy and like they hadn't showered in days.  Look how greasy her hair is.  Can you imagine if you are the sorry sucker who has to cell up with them.  Talk about needing some Lysol!  They remind me of the character Pigpen from  Peanuts with a big dirt cloud following them at all times.  I would be pissed if I had to share a cell with her!  Ugh.

Jeimy Flores
Jeimy Flores

Chad McMullen told u it isn't a good game to play!!!! Smh

Ashlyn Pepka
Ashlyn Pepka

Terrible, I hope these girls receive counseling.

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

I dont see any mention of drugs or meth in this story. 

David Hor
David Hor

I like how people assume working at blizzard means you get to play games all day and not work.

Nick Macaulay
Nick Macaulay

Can't you get paid to work for Blizzard (WoW)??? Lol hustling backwards losers

Ania Mierzwa
Ania Mierzwa

Why have children if they treated them like that

Dcd Mario
Dcd Mario

how much for a plot at the mobile home park? talk about most expensive county to live in Cali

Kathryn Brown
Kathryn Brown

I play this game too. Has nothing to do with the game. you can be addicted to anything, not just world of warcraft.

Aurora Sanchez
Aurora Sanchez

Steven Serrato remember this SVU episode like this

Kimberly Swartz
Kimberly Swartz

Disgusting! The full article is even far worse than the headline!

Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez

They never did their the holy homework ..... DINKLAGE

Jeff Teglia
Jeff Teglia

?Got Bowl?....Yea Meth is a terrible drug....failed to implement a big factor in the root cause...you hit it right on the head....

mhip
mhip

@Lucifuriuz

It's just funnier that way...

I picture the South Park episode every time.

mhip
mhip

Pat McGroin

skullvalkerie4
skullvalkerie4

Actually, those people were messed up to begin with. Putting a game in the story as the reason is just the news trying to blame gamers.

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