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Candy Crush and Attempted Murder.

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We all know how annoying those Facebook game requests can be, especially when you’re getting multiple requests in a single day from the same person. It may seem harmless to send Facebook game requests to your Facebook friends, but it was not so in the case of Angela Gardner. Gardner who is 35 years old was shot in both of her legs multiple times by Kenneth Bailor.
Gardner’s friend described her as someone who is always playing Candy Crush. The exact date the incident occurred is unknown as multiple sources all have varying dates of when they think the incident happened. Kenneth Bailor, the 26-year-old who is accused of shooting Gardner, stated, “I was expecting a notification from bae but instead I was getting game invites from Angela.” It is reported that he asked Gardner to stop sending him game requests on Facebook but she never desisted. Bailor said he had blocked Gardner but yet she was still sending him game invites. He further expressed that, “It’s like she was asking to be killed.”
Gardner’s friend, Allison Smith, further expressed that she played Candy Crush way too much and that “she was getting bothersome.” It is no surprise to Allison that someone shot Gardner for sending too many game requests and said that Gardner sent at least 14 candy crush game invites per day. The nurses at the hospital also noted that even though Gardner was barely alive, she asked for her iPhone so she could play “one more round of candy crush before I die.”
The whole situation, while sad, is ridiculous to me. Bailor claimed that he blocked Gardner and, if so, she wouldn’t have been able to send him game requests. He may have thought he blocked her but in fact did not. When you block someone on Facebook, it is supposed to block them from sending you messages, game invites, and also from seeing your Facebook profile. Even if Gardner found a way to send him requests while being blocked, as he claims, the only way he thought he could have stopped her from sending requests is by attempting to murder her?
As annoying as it must have been for him, it puzzles me as to why you would contemplate taking someone’s life over something such as game invites. This is a perfect example to show that we should not let our anger and rage get the best of us. I am confident that there must have been another way he could have solved his problem. Facebook has a feature that allows you to disable Facebook games which would automatically allow you to not get game invites. I hope Angela recovers and learns a lesson from this whole incident. Also, she seems to have a bad addiction to Candy Crush; I think it’s safe to say that this addiction that she has is an unhealthy one. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with playing Candy Crush or any other game but if it reaches the point where you have no control over your urges you should try seeking help.