A Japanese man divorces his wife without warning.
The Wife is enraged – and kills him … sort of.
The marriage and divorce took place in a Korean video game which the Japanese man and woman both played in online.
The murder was virtual, of the character the man played online. The real woman, a piano teacher, logged in as the man and, using his identity, killed off his character.
So, it was all just a game … or was it?
Japanese authorities have arrested the woman – for illegally accessing a computer and manipulating data.
The charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
A sobering reality.