In a spine-chilling case of betrayal, revenge and murder, an unnamed Japanese woman may face serious jail time for the murder of her ex-husband which occurred last year… inside an online role-playing game called Maple Story.
Whoa, this looks pretty serious.
Having come home one day to find that her online avatar had been dumped by another online avatar was apparently enough to turn this jilted divorcee into black-hearted machine of nerdy feminine vengeance.
Allegedly using some illegal software to hack into her ex’s account, the 43-year-old piano teacher proceeded to destroy his character on which he worked for over a year. A year of battling monsters and buying clothes, gone, like that. Needless to say the man contacted the police immediately. We’re going to guess he was hung up on in mid-sentence, and then the embarrassed officers had to call him back when they looked it up and realized it was a real crime.
"Thank you, Grinning Mushroom Monster, you may step down, now. The Defense rests."
The ex-wife may be looking at 5 years in prison or a $5,000 fine for her in-game crime, which we’re thinking sets the precedent for Call of Duty war crime tribunals next year. Ha, only in Japan, right?
Jilted Woman "Murders" "Husband" in "Japan"