A Maple Story wedding screen shot
A Japanese woman has been arrested for virtual murder after killing her avatar husband in the popular online game Maple Story.
The 43-year-old woman was upset that her virtual husband was divorcing her.
“I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry,” she told investigators while admitting the allegations.
The woman used her pseudo-husband’s login information she had aquired while the couple were happily married to access his account and kill his avatar.
The 33-year-old office worker contacted police when he discovered his avatar was dead.
The woman was arrested on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data (hacking) on Wednesday and taken across the country where her virtual ex-husband resides. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison or up to a $5000 fine.
According to officials the woman had no plans of revenge in the real world.