Japanese woman arrested for virtual murder of cyber husband

maplestory-wedding-screenshotJapanese woman arrested for virtual murder of cyber husband

from http://www.bittenandbound.com

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.

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1 Response to Japanese woman arrested for virtual murder of cyber husband

  1. Tabitha says:

    That’s stupid. That guy should have known better than to give out his password and login info, then piss someone off.

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