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rfc1394's Journal: Woman jailed after 'murdering' virtual husband

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The Internet radio feed of the BBC World Service reported that a woman in Japan has been jailed after allegedly "murdering" her virtual husband whom she married on line. I found details which can be read in The Register at this article in which she was apparently upset at the man and allegedly decided to delete his "beloved" on-line character in the game Maple Story. She faces a fine of up to $5,000 and 5 years in jail for computer fraud. This may be the first time in recorded history - short of something involving a séance - where the victim of a "murder" could give live testimony at trial.
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Woman jailed after 'murdering' virtual husband

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