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
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