Woman Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Letting Daughter Starve To Death While She Played Video Games

Mon, June 6, 2011 5:31pm EST by 9 Comments

A New Mexico woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison after spending the majority of her daughter’s life playing video games while the girl starved to death.

Rebecca Colleen Christie called 911 to her home after she found her 3-year-old daughter Brandi unconscious. Doctors who examined Brandi found her to be badly malnourished, with her ribs protruding. She weighed only 23 pounds! Doctors couldn’t save her.

Investigators found that as Brandi clung to life on that day, a computer in the house remained active from noon until 3:00 AM. Christie, 28, had been ignoring Brandi to play the online fantasy game World of Warcraft. Day after day, for hours at a time, Christie played the game, neglecting to give Brandi food or water.

Towards the end of her life, Brandi grew so hungry she resorted to eating cat litter. Just devastating.

Christie was charged with second degree murder and child abandonment back in November 2009, three years after Brandi’s death, and has now been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Her ex-husband, Sgt. Derek Wulf, was also charged in relation to Brandi’s death. Wulf admitted to the courts that he had come home on multiple occasions to find his daughter without food or water because Christie was too busy on the computer. So sad.

–Scott Galina


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Posted at 2:06 PM on September 26, 2014  

Thanks for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts
and I am waiting for your next post thanks once again.

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Posted at 12:37 AM on June 14, 2011  

Oh yeah, she deserves life in prison too. JUST like the other crazy little kid. What is wrong with this world?! How could anyone hurt, neglect and starve a baby… Things like this just make me want to cry.

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Posted at 10:11 PM on June 7, 2011  

Yes I play games, be it on line or on facebook, but when my kids say mommy i’m hungry i get off the computer. The only time I ever said for him to wait a minute was when I was talking to my hubby who’s in the military and it was only like a 5 minute talk we had. Having a child wait for food is sick. This mom needs to go away for life and how about she starve to death to.

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Posted at 10:58 AM on June 7, 2011  

Oh my gosh this is just tragic. That poor baby. How could you ever care about a computer more than your own child? This woman is disgusting. She’ll probably be more devastated about the fact she can’t play her precious game anymore than the fact her innocent little girl lost her life because she was such an unfit and irresponsible parent.

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sad for baby

Posted at 9:26 AM on June 7, 2011  

what the hell is wrong with ppl , u know UR GAME HAS A PAUSE BUTTON , and really u need to starve ur CHILD over a stupid game …really …

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Posted at 12:39 AM on June 7, 2011  

How about giving her LIFE in prison, with no chance of parole? Or the death penalty? Or better yet, put her in prison with no food or water.

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Posted at 11:18 PM on June 6, 2011  

How disgusting! That woman needed to get her priorities straight, to say the least! Horrible!

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Posted at 10:15 PM on June 6, 2011  

Ok the 12 year old gets life in prison and this trash gets 25 years! What is this world coming too? How about the prison guards starve her?!?!

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Posted at 7:13 PM on June 6, 2011  


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