Three sons strangle mom on Christmas, bury her in back yard because she wanted to play Yahtzee

by editor on July 16, 2011

Tamara Lee Mason wanted to play Yahtzee, but now her sons may get Life. (Get it? It was a play on the name of the board game called Life. Damn it. We hate it when we have to explain ‘em.)

But let’s get back to the story as told by the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

yahtzee-killers

Good thing mom didn't suggest Trivial Pursuit, because the boys really hate that game

Tamara Lee Mason wanted to play Yahtzee with her three sons after they all returned home from Christmas dinner at a friend’s. When the boys wouldn’t, she got mad, grabbed a few things and stormed out of the house.

Well, that may be the story the three sons are telling, but police aren’t buying it. They say Dylan Clemens, 25 and his half-brothers Andrew Cobb, 18, and Jacob Cobb, 17, committed matricide.

Mason’s decomposing remains were found Thursday buried in the back yard of her home in Alberta, a town of about 130 people in far western Minnesota.

The charges said Jacob Cobb strangled his mother on the living room floor. Then he or his brother Andrew put a plastic bag over her head and tightened a belt around her neck. Clemens allegedly drove her body west to South Dakota, then east to Glenwood, Minn., before storing the corpse in a garbage can in a shed for months until the ground thawed enough for the two elder brothers to bury it.

To repeat: they strangled her, then put a plastic bag over her head and tightened a belt around her neck.

Dylan said, “Mom always said that a job worth doing is a job worth doing right.”

OK, he didn’t really say that but we kind of wish he had.

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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45 Comments on "Three sons strangle mom on Christmas, bury her in back yard because she wanted to play Yahtzee"

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coder2
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Too bad. Maybe the older brother had nothing to do with it, but just tried to deal with it. The younger ones are troubled or perhaps they had reason to be angry with their mom. Hope it gets sorted out. Too bad lives are ruined.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

Yeah, MOM’s life was ruined! I don’t care how bad a mom is, you can always walk away from it when you’re grown. No excuses.

Jim Stewart
Member

Winters in Minnesota are long and cold so maybe these poor darling orphans had cabin fever. In South Dakota we have a cure for that fever: sodium thiopental, with a chaser of pancuronium and a nightcap of potassium chloride.

hisham
Guest

Hey, that sounds suspiciously like the Kevorkian Cocktail!

sa_rose
Member

Texas has a similar cure! And we use it freely because it is soooooo effective. Never had a second case in the same person!

KimmyQueen
Guest

True, it takes care of recidivism issues for that person for sure.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

And if that were the ONLY good thing about the death penalty, it would be enough for me.

KimmyQueen
Guest

For real…

sa_rose
Member

As a Mother of 3 you can understand my concern about stories like these, though I believe I raised mine better than this. On the other hand, I have seen Mothers that more than deserved being murdered by ANYONE just to free their children. Guess I need to hear a little more about Mom before coming down on these guys. If she was a relatively normal Mom, then they should fry. But if she was some psychotic bitch who raised them to be serial killer material, well then she got what she deserved!

hisham
Guest

Problem is, we’re left holding the bag!

KimmyQueen
Guest

Right… in the end we are still going to foot the bill for their imprisonment and if they were welfare kids that means we have been paying for most of their lives… Ugh…

RockingHorseGuy
Member

Best to pull the plug on their miserable excuses for a life now, than to keep them alive for another few decades.

gibsmesum
Guest

Come on, now. For every story like this involving YT I can give you four more involving blacks (that are generally more disturbing) that never make it to the news. I wonder why??

Jus sayin…

KimmyQueen
Guest

Seriously? The last thing on my mind was the color of their skin in fact it didnt even cross my mind. You are the ONLY one that is making that an issue. If they were black you would be celebrating the fact and stating that this is typical of black people to do this. You are indeed a freak. It must suck being you.

perlcat
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KQ, I believe that gibs is Al Sharpton’s intellectual love child. He injects race in any situation.

Who’s your daddy, gibs? Al not-so-sharpton!!

KimmyQueen
Guest

LOL!

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Elrond Hubbard
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It’s “My Three Sons” updated for the 21st Century.

YT
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Their lawyer’s mitigating circumstance will be: Yahtzee is a stupid game compared to ones like Clue, which they wanted to play (and almost won IRL).

Alan
Guest

Do you suppose Mr. Yahtzee is thinking, “Any publicity is good publicity,” right now?

rightinwa
Member

Too many 25 year-olds still living at home with Mom?

jwilson07
Member

Liberals love to chant”Capitol punishment deters no one”. But I say if we kill all three of these “people” it will damn sure deter them from ever doing it again. I also think the electric chair is not good enough, can we please bring back stoning?

perlcat
Member

…but they *can’t* do it again. They only have one mother.

Going by the mugshots, these fine, upstanding members of society had a stellar family life, and while there is no excuse for what they did, there’s probably a whole lot more to this story. Like, for example, how come in a town of 130, nobody missed this woman until well after the spring thaw?

I smell a rat. Four of them. When rats kill each other, what is there to be surprised about? Just put out some D-Con and nail the survivors’ hides to a tree.

CO2Insanity
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It she’d only said she wanted to play Monopoly she may be alive today.

Big Al
Member

Not if her sons were Obama supporters.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Ha!

Vic
Member

Nah. Had it been Monopoly, the libs would have gone WILD. Monopoly teaches evil capitalism.
I guess they weren’t happy with the sox and underwear they got for Christmas???

David Bishop
Member

This is why we need to bring back public hangings.

hisham
Guest

There is a special place in HELL for sons who murder their mothers and I understand that it’s quite warm down there, this time of the year.

KimmyQueen
Guest

I love my Mother. Even though sometimes we may not agree on certain things or she annoys me due to certain issues, but I could never do something like this. I don’t even understand the reason. She wanted to spend time with her children during Christmas season and she gets rewarded for her desire to be with her sons by being murdered? There is a lot here to know, but overall if they are guilty they need to either be injected with something, hanged or never see freedom every again and hopefully become someone’s bitch in prison.

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

Time to break out the rope, and give these scumbags a nice short drop.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Someone in prison who loves their Mother, may want to do something about these three.

Neo-7
Member

History will probably repeat itself once again. Their scumbag lawyer will plead with the judge , ” …. have mercy on them , they’re orphans .”

Big Al
Member

I hate to sound soft but maybe they could have had a better mother,someone like Casey Anthony.

Ruben
Member

Planned Parenthood will be glad to know I found three individuals who’ve finally convinced me to be pro-abortion, presuming their guilt.

RKae
Member

But in order for abortion to work, you would have had to be psychic and know a couple of decades ago that they were going to do this.

Ruben
Member

RKae, I was just kidding. However, I wouldn’t describe myself as pro-life… I am anti-abortion.

Isn’t it amazing, though, that the left wing continues murdering 1,000,000+ of its electorate annually?

RKae
Member

I know you were kidding. (I just want you to know you should never joke about time-travel or messing up the space-time continuum.)

Strangely enough, the left is perfectly at home looking at a pregnant woman and prognosticating on exactly what level of happiness the human inside of her will experience throughout his/her entire life… and then making the live-or-die decision for him/her.

Ruben
Member

ASSESSMENT GOLD!

David Bishop
Member

Too soon!

perlcat
Member

“If not now, when?”

sa_rose
Member

OOOOHhhhh! COLD!

Conservative Kentuckian
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Conservative Kentuckian

Why is it when these low lifes do something like this they get life. This poor woman has no life because of them. Too bad this didn’t happen in Texas. The Bible says, ‘As ye spill the blood of an innocent man, so should ye’s blood be spilled.’ And I wonder how long before they are up for parol on their ‘life sentence’. Cruel and inhuman pinishment? What do you call what they did to their own mother? Bring back ol’ sparky.

Navyvet
Member

In Minnesota, I expect they will be out in about 8 years. Some govt paid psychologist will say, “I cured them. Hurray for me.” And out they go.

RockingHorseGuy
Member

As he backs up the pay window to get his unrealistically large paycheck.

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