Virtual "murderer" jailed

In more virtual crime news, a Tokyo woman was jailed for "murdering" her ex-husband. Well, kinda. The 43-year-old logged in to the man's Maple Story account and killed his avatar. From the AP:

She has not yet been formally charged. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison or a fine up to $5,000…

When bad deeds lead to criminal charges, prosecutors have found a real-world activity to cite – as in this case, in which the woman was charged with inappropriate computer access.

Woman jailed after 'killing' virtual husband

Previously on BB:
Teens convicted of virtual theft