Oct 25 2008

Virtual Homicide Leads To Real Life Incarceration!

Category: In The MediaChrisM @ 3:31 am

Unless you are into your MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games), you probably won’t recognise the game MapleStory. I definitely didn’t though a quick Wiki gave me some info.


So, a lady in Japan has been arrested and transported more than 600 miles to Sapporo’s prison, after she was found to have killed her husband. Except she wasn’t married. Nor did she physically hurt anyone.
As you may have guessed by the intro to this post, she killed off her MapleStory husband within the game, after being unceremoniously divorced in-game. The article on this doesn’t mention how she found out his login and password, but she proceeded to pretend to be him, and kill of his in-game character. The actual charge against her is “illegally accessing a computer and manipulating data”. If found guilty, and the judge doesn’t see the absurdity of the situation, she faces up to five years in prison AND a $5,000 fine!

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