Friday, October 24, 2008

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Woman in jail over virtual murder

Sign of the times; see the full article for more details…

A woman has been arrested in Japan after she allegedly killed her virtual husband in a popular video game.

The 43-year-old was reportedly furious at finding herself suddenly divorced in the online game Maplestory.

Police say she illegally accessed log-in details of the man playing her husband, and killed off his character.

The woman, a piano teacher, is in jail in Sapporo waiting to learn if she faces charges of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating data.

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Woman in jail over virtual murder

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