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 Japanese Woman Jailed for Virtual Murder

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Date posted: 28/10/2008

A woman has been arrested in Japan after she killed her husband?s Maplestory avatar, out of spite. She faces a prison term up to 5 years or a fine up to $5,000 for "illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data.?

The 43 year old was married to her victim, online in-world, and after significant emotional vestment, was devastated when he broke things off without a word of warning. Seeking revenge, she obtained through less than legal methods, his ID and password, then proceeded to log in as him and delete his account, effectively murdering it.

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