Virtual justice: Woman jailed for ‘killing’ her ‘husband.’

I found this story on the Social Path. Great timing as it relates to the discussion in the comments section of Ty’s post below.

TOKYO – A 43-year-old player in a virtual game world became so angry about her sudden divorce from her online husband that she logged on with his password and killed his digital persona, police said Thursday.

The woman, who has been jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, used his ID and password to log onto the popular interactive game “Maple Story” to carry out the virtual murder in May, a police official in the northern city of Sapporo said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of department policy.

You can read the whole story here.

David Griner from Social Path had a great comment in his post; “I’m just upset she was charged with “inappropriate computer access” — not something cool, like “avataracide.””

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