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Woman jailed after 'killing' virtual husband
AP ^ | 23 Oct 2008 | MARI YAMAGUCHI

Posted on 10/23/2008 9:33:28 AM PDT by BGHater

Edited on 10/23/2008 9:46:04 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A 43-year-old Japanese piano teacher's sudden divorce from her online husband in a virtual game world made her so angry that she logged on and killed his digital persona, police said Thursday.

The woman, who has been jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data, used his identification and password to log onto popular interactive game "Maple Story" to carry out the virtual murder in mid-May, a police official in northern Sapporo City said on condition of anonymity, citing department policy.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Japan
KEYWORDS: computers; japan; online; videogame

1 posted on 10/23/2008 9:33:28 AM PDT by BGHater
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To: BGHater

May I suggest that these people step away from their computer and get a life?


2 posted on 10/23/2008 9:36:17 AM PDT by texmexis best
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To: BGHater

Zig for great justice.


3 posted on 10/23/2008 9:36:53 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: BGHater

So a woman committed a virtual murder of her virtual husband in a virtual game. Is she staying in a virtual prison?


4 posted on 10/23/2008 9:37:14 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

We need to see virtual images of the virtual killer so we can decide if she’s virtually guilty.


5 posted on 10/23/2008 9:40:02 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("[Obama acts] as if the very idea of permanent truth is passe, a form of bad taste"-Shelby Steele)
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To: BGHater

I smell a Boston Legal plot.


6 posted on 10/23/2008 9:43:10 AM PDT by ivoteright (Sooner born, Sooner bred)
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To: BGHater

The trial will be held online by a bunch of world or warcraft players acting as judge and jury.


7 posted on 10/23/2008 9:45:33 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Mr. Mojo
Is she staying in a virtual prison?

Uh, the article clearly states:
The woman was arrested Wednesday and was taken across the country, traveling 620 miles from her home in southern Miyazaki to be detained in Sappporo

Owl_Eagle

There are people who are surrounded by bigots
and know it is wrong, but are afraid to be vocal against it.
These people are going to pull the lever for Obama
and they are not being polled.
angee_is_mad, DUmmy

8 posted on 10/23/2008 9:46:18 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: BGHater

LOL! I killed a good friend’s beloved player character while playing Dungeons and Dragons years ago and he never spoke to me again.

We have many mutual friends and I hear he STILL hates me and brings it up in conversations for drugging his beloved Paladin and sacrificing him to my goddess, I think that happened back in ‘82.


9 posted on 10/23/2008 9:46:36 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: ClearCase_guy

She set him up the bomb.


10 posted on 10/23/2008 9:46:48 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Owl_Eagle
Uh, the article clearly states: The woman was arrested Wednesday and was taken across the country, traveling 620 miles from her home in southern Miyazaki to be detained in Sappporo

Uhhh, right. But was it a virtual trip to a virtual Sapporo. ....where they drink virtual beer?

11 posted on 10/23/2008 9:49:45 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: BGHater

Wow! Where to start?

1) Shouldn’t the “Maple Story” virtual police have jurisdiction over this case?

2) I bet she gets more time than the Democrat state senators’s son who hacked the email of the next VPOTUS.

3) These cyber community people are really creepy. They seem to get just a wee bit to emotionally involved in their fake world. Virtual murder???

4) Then again, if 0bama gets elected maybe we would all do well to escape into a virutal “FreeperWorld” community, where taxes and crime are low, the Constitution is respected and Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid (for a start) are in prison.


12 posted on 10/23/2008 9:49:45 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: ivoteright

Despite the ease with which we all can joke about it, this is cutting-edge legal stuff.


13 posted on 10/23/2008 9:50:13 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: BGHater

When fantasy and reality collide...


14 posted on 10/23/2008 9:55:10 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Mr. Mojo
I'd like to be detained in Kirin Ichiban, and if there was a Japanese chick there too, it'd be all the better.

Owl_Eagle

There are people who are surrounded by bigots
and know it is wrong, but are afraid to be vocal against it.
These people are going to pull the lever for Obama
and they are not being polled.
angee_is_mad, DUmmy

15 posted on 10/23/2008 9:55:52 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle

I hear ya. ....as long as she was real ;)


16 posted on 10/23/2008 9:57:53 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: texmexis best

You know how you drift in and out of that sweet and disturbing place between dreams and daylight? One time you may never come back.


17 posted on 10/23/2008 10:00:33 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: ivoteright

I smell a Boston Legal plot.”
Perfect!!!


18 posted on 10/23/2008 10:07:18 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: BGHater

Apparently Maple Story you can’t rez or something...


19 posted on 10/23/2008 10:07:33 AM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: Domandred
Course if it was WoW currently he'd come back as a zombie...

BRAAAIIIINNNS

must go home and continue the zombie infestation

20 posted on 10/23/2008 10:09:26 AM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: Abathar
Penny "kills" Sheldon on the Big Bang Theory playing Halo 3.
21 posted on 10/23/2008 10:20:21 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Welcome PUMAs!)
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To: Domandred
must go home and continue the zombie infestation

Hah! me too.
22 posted on 10/23/2008 10:25:01 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Mr. Mojo
"So a woman committed a virtual murder of her virtual husband in a virtual game. Is she staying in a virtual prison?"

Was a virtual criminal investigation conducted at the virtual scene of the crime, and did the virtual coroner conduct a virtual autopsy at the virtual morgue?

23 posted on 10/23/2008 10:34:36 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Abathar
drugging his beloved Paladin and sacrificing him to my goddess

Dang, that's hard core! I hope you were playing an evil character....

24 posted on 10/23/2008 10:53:10 AM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (1.8 x 10^12 furlongs per fortnight. 'Tis not just a good Idea, it doth be the Law!)
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To: BGHater

Are you sure this isn’t from The Onion? :-)


25 posted on 10/23/2008 10:55:40 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Owl_Eagle; Constitution Day

Too modern for me... back in the day you’d just let the air out of your virtual spouse.


26 posted on 10/23/2008 10:57:05 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Domandred
I think she logged on as him (the actual crime) and erased his character.
27 posted on 10/23/2008 10:59:24 AM PDT by allmendream (White Dog Democrat: A Democrat who will not vote for 0bama because he's black.)
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To: Bear_in_RoseBear

My character was a chaotic neutral thief who was tired of being told “NO” by an anal retentive character who was a PITA when it came to having fun.

Lets just say when he stopped coming to the games no one was too sorry, besides he never ponied up when it came time for a mountain dew run.

He deserved it.


28 posted on 10/23/2008 11:03:31 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
My brother (who is only capable of playing an evil character) was the last man standing after a fight. A more powerful character (with an awesome magic sword) was wounded and knocked out.

My brother said “OK, I report back to the party that we were attacked and I was the only survivor”

The Dungeon Master said “Oh no, the other character survived, he was just unconscious and wounded.”

My brother “I am afraid he didn't survive....but I brought back his sword.”

DM “but...but....he survived!”

My brother “ummm....no...He didn't survive.”

It was hilarious!

29 posted on 10/23/2008 11:07:09 AM PDT by allmendream (White Dog Democrat: A Democrat who will not vote for 0bama because he's black.)
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To: allmendream

Man does that bring back some fond memories of adolescence.

I remember all of us laughing so hard the DM’s mom came downstairs to the family room at 4 a.m. telling us to lower it down or else... Those were some good times.


30 posted on 10/23/2008 11:20:37 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: BGHater
Maple Story

You too can kill your virtual mate.

31 posted on 10/23/2008 11:34:22 AM PDT by csvset
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To: 1rudeboy

Will she and her virtual character serve concurrent sentences?


32 posted on 10/23/2008 11:35:25 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Do you remember when blue was a feeling, gray was a word and one was a number...)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

That would be pretty cool . . . a bunch of virtual characters conspiring to bust the virtual murderer out of virtual prison.


33 posted on 10/23/2008 11:37:45 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: mass55th
Massacre at Virtual Funeral [contains profanity, virtual mayhem]
34 posted on 10/23/2008 11:42:23 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Toddsterpatriot
Real men play EVE Online. This video is a classic . . . mostly funny for the (sadly, spotty) audio.

A bunch of guys armed some transport ships, and due to fortunate circumstances, take down a heavy cruiser.

35 posted on 10/23/2008 12:01:30 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: BGHater

bump


36 posted on 10/23/2008 12:19:49 PM PDT by WhirlwindAttack (Browncoats rule. I aim to misbehave. Let's be bad guys!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Lucky hit on the engine (warp drive, whatever)?

Somali pirates?

37 posted on 10/23/2008 12:36:31 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Do you remember when blue was a feeling, gray was a word and one was a number...)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Wait until she gets to virtual prison, it’s a virtual hell.


38 posted on 10/23/2008 12:43:32 PM PDT by usmcobra (There are 665,000,000 reasons why Obama should show his eligibility to be president!)
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To: denydenydeny

A screen shot from Maple Story... gonna be tough to find any lady guilty or not based on these avatars!

Maybe this is hers...


39 posted on 10/23/2008 1:27:33 PM PDT by Teacher317 (Suddenly a big time Palin supporter... who's that McCabe guy?)
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To: Teacher317
Oh wow... Chibi Second Life.
40 posted on 10/23/2008 1:50:07 PM PDT by Bear_in_RoseBear (1.8 x 10^12 furlongs per fortnight. 'Tis not just a good Idea, it doth be the Law!)
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