S.Korean Couple Cite ‘Internet Addiction’ As An Excuse For Starving Their Baby To Death!!!
A South Korean couple, is on trial for the starving their baby to death,while pulling alternating 12 hour shifts at a local internet cafe, playing the online, “Second Life” style game “Prius Online”, a 3-D fantasy game in which players ironically raise an online girl who gains magic powers as she is nurtured and grows older.
Kim Jae-beom, 40, and his common-law wife, Kim Yun-jeong, 25, will be sentenced on April 16 for the negligent death of their infant child.
The police say that the couple became addicted to playing the internet game when they lost their will to live, due to an over reaction to unemployment,financial and personal business failures.They became obsessed with escaping the bleak reality of their actual life by immersing all of their time, attention and resources into playing the game, and raising their virtual child.
They reportedly would only feed the infant in-between shifts!!!
The BBC reports that….South Korea boasts the fastest average broadband speeds in the world.
There are some two million internet addicts in the country, according to the government, which recently announced a series of measures to tackle the problem.(SOURCE)
The reality of their trial and subsequent conviction and imprisonment will surely bring these two addicts back to reality…step away from the video game!!!!
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