Submitted by dotarray 1476d ago | news

Boy beaten to death after breaking tv playing Wii

GamePron: 5-year old Jamar Johnson allegedly broke his family’s television while playing Wii games last week. His mother, Kim Crawford became so enraged that she smacked the boy in the stomach and back “harder than I’ve ever hit him” – and she’s now facing charges of murder and manslaughter after Jamar died in hospital late Friday. (Wii)

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Warprincess116   1476d ago | Spam
Grenadan  +   1476d ago
Poor kid
ATiElite  +   1475d ago
What a Stupid


Cheap 720p TV's are not worth beating a wonderful child over. No child should ever be beaten like a rabid animal.

Tell jamar's mom to say high to Casey Anthony for me cause she is going to Jail.
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Kalowest   1475d ago | Offensive
Ghoul  +   1475d ago

your disgusting i hope you get a lifetime ban
ATiElite  +   1475d ago

If that Biatch had driven her kid into a lake and drowned him for breaking the TV would you have known she was white?

killed the kid with a Samurai Sword, would you have thought Asian

Strapped TNT to the kid and blew him up would you have thought Arab?

Burned the kid in an oven would you have thought Nazi?

Waterboarded the kid to death would you have thought Dick Cheney?

White/Black/Brown/green/orang e/red/Fuchsia, poka-dot, it doesn't matter what their colors were. A child lost his life because of a person putting WAY TOO MUCH value over some materialistic object instead of valuing Humanity and being a good parent.

Lets not trivialize this sad issue with the "Race Card". Being Human and a good parent is more than being a skin color.
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jadenkorri  +   1475d ago
@ Kalowest

yeah like the most racist comment ever. That's one step down for humanity.
Kalowest  +   1475d ago
I would say im sorry but i'm NOT, anything that involves a child/children dieing PISSES ME OFF.

P.S I'm black.
pixelsword  +   1475d ago
@ Kalowest:

Doesn't make a difference, you act like because you're black that you can't make a racist comment. Get out of here with that garbage; what you said isn't tolerable for anyone to say: from anyone to anyone of any race.


I'M black.
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Lykon  +   1475d ago
wow as well as producing the console with the worst graphics and controllers since atari2600 nintendo are inciting the shaneeekas and tawandas of the world to beat their welfare babies to death. very sad ....her behaviour was inhuman
Hufandpuf  +   1475d ago
Why do you have 4 bubbles? you won't be needing 3 of them anymore.
ChrisW  +   1475d ago
I feel incredibly sorry for the child.

P.S. I'm not black.
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teedogg80  +   1475d ago
Who disagreed? I just don't understand some people.
thematrix1298  +   1475d ago
People just do it for the fun dude, don't take the disagree seriously.

PS: I disagreed :)
MagicAccent  +   1475d ago
The real tragedy is that the mother didn't go to the hospital afterwards.

I mean, striking out in anger is one thing, but.. She could have saved him.
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TruthbeTold  +   1475d ago
Oh, you're black? That makes the comment o.k. then.

subtenko  +   1475d ago
wow, first hardcore thing if heard about the wii, and at that....F'd up!

Some parents...I wish the boy had to fight in him to defend himself from this abuse. :( Anyone care to make a freeweb site to do a online memorial or so?

I kno it seems silly and pointless..but eh...when you mess with one gamer, you mess with us all!
IRetrouk  +   1475d ago
if you know what your doing i will help out. what happened is sick and undeserved, pm me with what you have in mind.
subtenko  +   1473d ago
Um hey guys, I made a website as a tribute to all lost gamers. I guess this was the final story I read that pissed me off and I guess I wanted to do something. It took 10mins to make, hopefully it gets put to good use. Its for any lost or affected gamer.


Im not promoting anything but the tributes from all of you as gamers if you want to make a tribute to someone.

Maybe I can make an article on n4g, Im just pissed at all this f'd up stuff in the world. well, there goes my last bubble. PM me anyone I guess if you want.
LOGICWINS   1476d ago | Offensive
life doomer  +   1476d ago
life can be so unfair sometimes and it sucks. I feel really bad for the child.
Mottsy  +   1476d ago
or bizznatches can be so unfair sometimes. seriously i dont even know what to say about shit like this.Rip young gamer :(
Dogswithguns  +   1476d ago
You can always get a new TV, youknow. but you never gonna bring the kid back... oh man, this is sad.
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CaptainPunch  +   1476d ago
Such a shame, poor boy.
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beast242tru  +   1476d ago
wow that terrible cum one lady and they give her only man slaughter i think she should get charged harder than that
bwazy  +   1476d ago
Don't EVER spell come as cum

FlintGREY  +   1475d ago
it was probably an accident...
mastiffchild  +   1475d ago
Well, the confession is pretty damning and despite her lawyer claiming the police have forced her to le just to shut them up that's something we have to see in court. As it stands I find it hard to think, as a parent, that I'd ever be willing to admit to hurting my child if I hadn't done it but, also, I'd have admitted it was me way before she did too-so who knows? It wouldn't be the first time a woman who felt, in others ways, she'd already let her ,kid down was convinced by police to take the v
blame for what she hadn't really done but in this case everything, medically, seems to fit so well that you struggle to think she hasn't, at least, hit her little boy.

The other thing this case brings to my mind is all those folk who said the PSN hack and downtime was all Sony's fault for not keeping their security tighter than the rest of the World. If we take that logic here it's the police to blame for not enforcing the warrant well enough on this woman. Had they done their job the kid might be alive, no? Maybe, but it's sure as all hell NOT their fault what the woman did and it wasn't Sony asking to be hacked either. Just made me think how ludicrous the whole "ignore the actual thief" argument we had over that hack really is/was.

If this woman, and I think she probably did, kill her son as a result of what she did it still isn't murder but, also, she should get a higher sentence than MOST man slaughter cases because of all the chances to save him she ignored to cover her back. What was she thinking wasting time when her child was ill? She wasn't angry ALL that time. Poor little lad, poor poor ,little boy.
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Denocao  +   1476d ago
This is really sad. A mother that kills her own son over a freaking TV must be really F'd up. My condolences to the family. RIP Jamar.
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pepsilover_2007  +   1476d ago
idoits like this need to be jailed geez... im speechless
Ser  +   1476d ago
I'll go one further and say that people like this need to ride the lightning, if you catch my drift.
Nakiro  +   1476d ago
With all due respect toward Jamar, now is not the time to be talking about inFamous.
Jack-Dangerously  +   1476d ago
Is the guy who replied to you serious? I really hope not. Lol as a JOKE in my head when I read "ride the lightning" I was thinking "Metallica Reference" which of course in Metallica's Ride The Lightning album they're referring to THE ELECTRIC CHAIR.

I have a feeling he wasn't being serious thinking you were somehow talking about inFAMOUS. But if so.... geez....
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Ser  +   1476d ago
I honestly think Nakiro was just kidding...lol
SmashBrawler101  +   1476d ago
I'm with you 100% on it. Why are people easily let go for doing something MAJOR like this? But god forbid, if someone gets caught with a small amount of pot, they get a totally unfair amount of jailtime and other charges. Such a stupid system, the U.S. government can be.
Orange  +   1475d ago
getting off topic, but a lot of people agree with you. change will happen. prisons are overcrowded here in cali, so sentences for victimless crimes are being reevaluated.
Winkle92  +   1476d ago
The worst part about this is he could have been saved if his mother had taken him to the hospital earlier. Crazy shtuff.
ImpliedDeception  +   1475d ago
Which is why she's being charged with his murder as well. The child's death could have been prevented, but she was afraid that if the hospital staff saw the bruises, they might think he was being abused. ...His mother, being more worried about the "abuser" label than the child's well-being, killed him.
glerr  +   1476d ago
is this real?
Drake_Seraphim  +   1476d ago
People should have to take an IQ test before they have kids. Stories like this make me sick! Come on death sentence!
DarkBlood  +   1476d ago
how the hell does level of intelligence have anything to do with that someone less smarter then me can be capable of not being a total *idiot* for the lack of better word, when it comes to taking care of a kid then i ever would be
InLaLaLand  +   1475d ago
Making babies is a easy cash grab to some of these people for their selfish needs these days. Sorry to say. This is terrible tragedy, hopefully the mother gets what is coming to her.
mastiffchild  +   1475d ago
In my life I've found IQ to be NO indication of whether someone ill have a massive ego and temper problem-in fact, I'd edge towards saying the more stupid people I've met can often be among the kindest and most honest.

Joseph Mengeler? Hitler? Stalin? Pol Pot? All evil. none of them "idiots"-the issue over who should be allowed to have children cannot be made as simple as " how dim are the parents?". Evil and selfishness are more dangerous than being a little thick.
pixelsword  +   1475d ago
@ Drake:

The fatal flaw is that she may already have a high IQ.
Drake_Seraphim  +   1475d ago
Probably should have said "mental stability test instead". Just images of The Hills Have Eyes came to mind while reading this story. And honestly she doesn't come off as some evil mastermind but rather some ignorant trash of a "mom". That's all.
ginsunuva  +   1476d ago
People are just too materialistic these days.
SKUD  +   1475d ago
Completely agree. Its sad how they measure a persons success in life by the dollar amount earned.
dawgsfan117  +   1475d ago
I disagree but thats a different argument entirely. (Read Atlas Shrugged)

Still a very sad story. Money had nothing to do with it. This woman obviously had an anger issue and took it out on her kid.
Orange  +   1475d ago
What's that funny line? I've read Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged, one was a work of pure fantasy and the other was a book about orcs. Too true.
Zontar  +   1476d ago
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bwazy  +   1476d ago
Just realize this despite the fact that children are starving to death every minute? You must be an American
jacksonmichael  +   1476d ago
Ever watch Metalocalypse? That show has me wishing people would die more... it would make life more interesting/important.
NarooN  +   1475d ago
Yes, because even though the average citizen is struggling to make their own living, we're all obligated to feel sorry for the millions of kids around the world whom we can't do shit about.

Zontar  +   1475d ago
@bwazy I'm Canadian, so don't be so ignorant. Also, this is just a ridiculous event that occurred and should not have happened.What do you do to help the starving children other than complain on the internet?
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1475d ago
ahha yueah what tht guy said
Its not my responsibilities to feed someone else's bastard kid that lives across the globe. If I had money to spare Id help people in my own community first.

on topic tho, this is really sad. poor kid probably felt really bad about breaking the Tv then he gets beaten. And his mother didnt even take him to the hospital because she was scared she would get in trouble, talk about a selfish slut, probably a crack whore. Now shes going to prison for ever.

I wish we would have quicker and more death penalties in this country for people like this. If someone is willing to kill a child over a broken TV, then I think its ok to kill them over the life of that child. And no waiting years for an injection and peaceful death, take that lady out back and shoot her like the rabid bitch she is and throw her body in a dumpster where she belongs.
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mastiffchild  +   1475d ago
@solidus-well, exactly HOW does your method help us prevent future incidents similar to this one? To my mind you'd be making the world more violent and by making the state violent you're also legitimising violence as a punishment and solution seeking methodology. If we solve OUR problems with violence how do we tell others, like this idiot, it's wrong for them to do so? do we have a perfect system where the guilty are always sentenced and the innocent get off? Nope-so you'd also be making us all murderers. Great.

Secondly, the death penalty has NEVER been a decent(or any), effective deterrent for violent crime-in any society. In cases like this-a crime of a passionate moment where the killer just exp[loded uncontrollably, do you even think she considered punishment at the time? No. When she DID consider it later she did EVERYTHING she could to avoid it too-she wouldn't tke her kid to the doctors. She knew she'd done wrong by then and thinking she'd be killing herself by coming forward would then have made the confession less possivl;e.

Most importantly, though, is the fact we need to understand and spot temper issues like this a lot earlier to prevent them killing in futree and we can only do that by keeping these people alive and studying what made them like that, what triggers their violent tempers and how we could stop them in the future. Kill them and we throw away AN hope of any good coming from a terrible situation. To me, thinking about death penalties-even for the most vile and evil perverts around, is short sighted and panders a to a need for retribution which hinders us as society and species. We need to get past that and learn from the monsters so we can avoid making as many in the future.

It might satisfy our short term need for revenge but if we want something better in the future we can only get there by understanding the wrongs of today and making them more easy to soot before happening the next time round. Life must mean life, though, as even then we have the chance of rectifying our mistake if and when an innocent man or woman is convicted rather than risking killing another innocent ourselves in the name of justice.
Lyle91  +   1475d ago
Sorry, but this is the only planet we have. And yes, this is a tragedy, but that's life for you. You have to take the good and the bad.
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CanadianTurtle  +   1476d ago
So much for kid friendly

lol i kid, i kid. This has nothing to do with nintendo, this is the paretns fault.
L6RD7BLU3  +   1476d ago
buckley  +   1476d ago
Seriously depressing that things like this happen. I hate to say it, but it sounds like something like this was going to happen, broken TV or no, just judging by her apparent history already.
L6RD7BLU3  +   1476d ago
First of all some of you are idiots, Second it's a 5 year old surly it was a accident hopefully, but don't kill the damn child. just a good whooping form the behind "THAT'S IT" not in the stomach or back damn. Buy a warranty for your t.v don't be a slave to your products.
gypsygib  +   1476d ago
They should have mentioned the make and model of the TV. Not that it would in any way excuse her crimes but it would provide some context if she just purchased a brand new, top of the line, 2011 model, $4000 HD TV....

What's even more sad is that the TV was probably only worth a couple of hundred bucks.

Oh well, have fun watching a 14 inch CRT for an hour max a day in prison biatch, with NO control of the channel either!
Isis06  +   1476d ago
Money is just money, dude...
HellzAssassin  +   1475d ago
The price or "model" of the television does not matter. It's the action itself... Money is nothing compared to a human life.
gypsygib  +   1475d ago
Already said the crime was inexcusable but the the degree of anger engendered by an accident resulting in damaged property would/should vary depending on its value.

You would be a lot less made If someone bumped into you and you dropped and broke a bottle of snapple than you wold if they bumped into you and you dropped and broke a brand new $2500 laptop.

I just want to know what threw her off the handle and if it even warranted any amount of anger.
snipes101  +   1476d ago
I swear background checks should be done at the hospital. With a history of domestic batter/disputes this woman should not have been able to have this kid. Could have been adopted into a good family.
lizard81288  +   1475d ago
lol, the far part of my family is messed up, they are like my great great cousins or something, IDK, never seen them before, rearguards, the had two kids. the mom is a crack head and one of her kids is a crack baby about 3 now, the other is like 6. the dad, is a pedo (allegedly) & a druggy too. the state took the kids away from the mom, but gave them to the dad. isn't that great. >_>
the 6 year old says she knows everything about life. thats what my aunt said.

you would think they would take the two kids away from them, but instead, they give the little kids to a pedo (allegedly). great society we live in. he is also a well known drug dealer too in the area.
KrimsonKody  +   1475d ago
Wow man, that's really sad.
& the people in my life say that "I'm a softie, 2 good'hearted".
This is why I continue to have a big heart, because someone has to have one, especially in todays' world.
Life is too (too!) short to B abused, unhappy, in pain, etc.
& you'll B surprised @ the joy & relief U can offer someone just by simple, well'hearted mannerism.
It honestly eats me up when I hear things like this; such stupidity & lack of concern for humanity.
It's disgustin'!
PS; Yes, the 'system' has an horrible sense of righteousness.
snipes101  +   1475d ago
Unfortunately it would seem that when your country's fighting several wars and your economy is in the sitter things like these take a back seat. THIS part of our system could clearly use just as much work as all the other ones. That's totally messed up lizard :\
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1476d ago
Wow, people already blaming the Wii and Nintendo. Shameful.

Anyway's this is just sad to read. It's not like he wanted to break the TV on purpose or anything. Now the fact that she beat her child is understandable, hasn't everyone gotten a couple of smacks before lol. But damn, she must of hit hard, actually now that I think about it the kid was 5 years old WTF, nobody should be beaten at 5 years old. Bad parenting, go to jail.
HacSawJimThugin  +   1476d ago
SMDH...there are better ways to discipline your kid without beating them. I bet she won't do the same to her cell mate if she decides to change the T.V. channel!!
jacksonmichael  +   1476d ago
I feel terrible for finding this awesome! I've got problems! Ah!
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Butt0n_m4sher  +   1475d ago
wtf? how in your twisted mind can you justify that to be any better!?
Platinum_k  +   1475d ago
i did NOT say it would be a better situation f*ck face
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