In three days, it will be a year since Californians Lester Louis Huffmire and his wife, Petra, were convicted of neglecting their children. They would lock them in a caravan for several hours each day while the 41 year olds played World of Warcraft, a computer game. The Orange County District Attorney said there were "kitchen appliances covered in mould and cobwebs, stacks of rubbish, debris, mould, and faeces throughout the home, a pile of used condoms under a stuffed teddy bear and inoperable toilets," The children were discovered to have not been to school for several years, to be malnourished and with poor oral health. The woman was sentenced to three years and four months in jail and the husband to five years.
But at least their children were alive.