Only in Japan can you hear a wacky story like this one. A 43-year-old woman from Tokyo was arrested today for murdering her online spouse in the popular virtual game world known as "Maple Story."
The woman met her future spouse online and married him in-game, but one day she logged in to find that he had divorced her without giving her any explanation. Incensed, the woman was able to obtain the man’s login information to access his account and "kill" his virtual character. The man called the police, and the woman is now behind bars and faces up to five years in jail or a $5,000 fine for tampering with his account.
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