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Woman jailed over virtual murder
Posted: 24 October 2008

Tokyo - A 43-year-old player in a virtual game world became so angry about her sudden divorce from her online husband that she logged on with his password and killed his digital persona.

The woman, a piano teacher, has been jailed on suspicion of illegally accessing a computer and manipulating electronic data. Not yet formally charged, if convicted, she could face up to five years in prison or a fine of $5 000.

Japanese woman disposes of her boyfriend's toy companion, faces trial
Dateline: 14 February 2018
Thirty-something Jennifer Lee Sato is facing trial in a Tokyo court for letting her jealousy get the better of her. The civil action, brought by her boyfriend Chet Zukusa, accuses her of 'killing' Chet's newest female robotic companion, EVA. Jennifer had had enough of EVA's constant snuggling and adoring gaze whenever Chet was around, and simply pulled out her memory card and dumped it in ...
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