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Woman arrested for virtual murder

 

A Japanese woman who allegedly killed her virtual husband for divorcing her has been arrested.

 

The 43-year-old was reportedly irate after being jilted by her cyberspace partner in the game Maplestory.

 

Police claim the ditched piano teacher illegally accessed log-in details of the man playing her husband and killed off his character.

 

The woman is in custody in Sapporo waiting to learn if she faces charges of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating data last May, reports the Associated Press.

 

If charges are brought and she is convicted, the woman faces up to five years in prison. She had not plotted any revenge in the "real world", a police official apparently said.

 

"I was suddenly divorced, without a word of warning. That made me so angry," she was quoted as telling investigators.

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