Yahtzee Game Provoked Brothers Jason
And Andrew Cobb To Kill Mother: Cops
Police have arrested three brothers in Minnesota for allegedly slaying their mother on
Christmas because she wanted to play Yahtzee and they didn't.
The brothers are also accused of hiding their mother's remains, which were
discovered buried in the family's backyard last week.
Jacob Cobb, 17, allegedly strangled mom Tamara Lee Mason on the living room floor
when she suggested that her sons play the board game in the rural town of Alberta
last Christmas, the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis reported.
Then he or his brother Andrew, 18, placed a plastic bag over her head and tightened
a belt around her neck, TV station KARE said.
Their half-brother Dylan C. Clemens, 25, drove Mason's remains to South Dakota and
back to Minnesota, hiding her body for months in a garbage can in a shed until the
frozen ground softened enough to bury her in the backyard, police claimed.
"It is very strange," Stevens County Sheriff Randy Willis said Tuesday. "She wanted to
play Yahtzee and they didn't. That seemed to be, in their minds, what expedited her
Jacob Cobb was held in juvenile court for second-degree murder while Andrew and
Clemens were charged with being an accessory to murder after the fact, the Weekly
The Cobbs were arrested on Friday. Police charged Clemens for his role on Tuesday,
the Associated Press reported.
Clemens told police that Mason was missing on Dec. 27 and allegedly claimed that
she left the family on Christmas because no one wanted to play Yahtzee with her
Source: Huffington Post Online