Woman jailed after killing her virtual husband

A Japanese woman has been jailed after killing her virtual husband in the online game Maple Story. The woman became angry after her 'husband' divorced her online. She then logged into his account and killed his virtual character.

The unnamed woman from Sapporo has been arrested for illegally accessing and altering private electronic information. If convicted the scorned gamer could be eating porridge for five years.

The news comes just a few months after a 16-year-old Japanese gamer was arrested for identity theft as well as stealing $360,000 virtual US dollars from a fellow gamer.

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