Staten Island mom Deborah Berardi is a casual gamer, but she's pretty hardcore. Berardi is accused of helping her twin sons clean up the scene of a beating they'd delivered, then going inside and playing Frontierville on Facebook.
The trouble started on July 5, when Berardi's twin sons reportedly beat down a neighborhood rival in front of her house. The attack was severe enough that victim was left with with a broken nose, a broken eye socket and a cracked skull. He was convulsing on the sidewalk, and folks on the scene say 55 year-old Berardi pushed a witness who tried to help the victim and snarled "Let him choke." Then, they say she broke out a garden hose and began cleaning the blood-soaked concrete and the victim himself .
After the excitement of the alleged assault died down, Berardi went inside and fired up Frontierville, posting an update saying she "needs hammers in order to complete a general store."
She was taken to jail and charged with second-degree gang assault, second- and third-degree assault, second-degree harassment and fourth-degree criminal facilitation. Shortly after her release from the poke, Berari was playing Cafe World on Facebook.
According to Berardi, the police have made a mistake. "The whole thing is wrong. Everything is wrong," she said. "It wasn’t that way, and that’s all I have to say. And we’ll straighten it out in front of a grand jury."
"I wasn't playing Frontierville on Facebook! I was one-shotting noobs in Halo: Reach!" Berardi did not tell reporters.