Couple Raised Virtual Baby as Real Baby Starved

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A Korean couple who allowed their baby daughter to starve to death whilst they obsessively played an MMO have been arrested.

The couple, a 41-year-old-man and a 25-year-old woman, lived near Seoul.

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Reportedly they became engrossed in MMO “Prius Online,” playing the game for long stretches whilst they reared a virtual character known as “Anima.”

However, whilst playing they only fed their infant daughter once a day with powdered milk; after one 12 hour gaming session they returned to find her dead, having succumbed to malnutrition.

The couple fled but were later arrested. They issued sorrowful statements lamenting their neglect.

Police explained:

“The couple seemed to have lost their will to live a normal life because they didn’t have jobs and gave birth to a premature baby. They indulged themselves in the online game of raising a virtual character so as to escape from reality, which led to the death of their real baby.”


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