they ought to starve and kill him as well that disgusting

On 17 Mar 2010, at 09:36, Jim Kitchen wrote:

> Hi Charles,
> 
> Wow!  I don't even know what to say.  That is just so sad and wrong.
> 
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> 
> From Andrew Salmon for CNN
> STORY HIGHLIGHTS
> 
>    * Couple spent hours in online game where they raised a virtual child, 
> police say
>    * Meanwhile, they fed their real baby once a day, say police in South Korea
>    * The 3-month-old girl died of starvation, police say; couple arrested 
> last week
>    * Father says he's sorry: "I wish ... she will live well in heaven forever"
> 
> RELATED TOPICS
> 
>    * South Korea
>    * Child Safety
>    * Online Gaming
> 
> Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- Police have arrested a South Korean couple whose 
> baby starved to death while they were raising a virtual child online, 
> authorities said.
> 
> The couple fed their 3-month-old daughter once a day between marathon 
> stretches in a local Internet cafe, where they were raising a virtual child 
> in the fantasy role-playing game Prius Online, police told local reporters 
> Friday.
> 
> Prius Online is a 3-D game in which players nurture an online companion,
> 
> Anima, a young girl with mysterious powers who grows and increases her skills 
> as the game progresses.
> 
> Police have not identified the 41-year-old father and 25-year-old mother, who 
> lived in Suwon, a suburb south of Seoul. But the father apologized, speaking 
> to reporters.
> 
> "I wish that she hadn't got sick and that she will live well in heaven 
> forever. And as the father, I am sorry," he said.
> 
> The baby reportedly died five months ago.
> 
> South Korea has one of the world's fastest broadband networks. Seoul has
> 
> won international awards for e-governance. Online gaming teams are sponsored 
> by major conglomerates and 24-hour, high-speed Internet cafes,
> 
> known as PC Bangs, dot every urban neighborhood.
> 
> Police said the couple had lost their jobs and used the game as an escape 
> from reality, especially after the birth of their premature baby.
> 
> "They instead played an online game in which they raised a virtual character 
> so as to escape from reality, which led to the death of their real baby," 
> Chung Jin-won, a police officer in Suwon, told Yonhap News Agency.
> 
> "South Korea remains a very conservative society so people who fall outside 
> the norm can come under severe stress and pressure," said Michael Breen, the 
> Seoul-based author of "The Koreans."
> 
> "The Internet has provided such people with a paradise to escape to and 
> simply get lost in."
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------------
> 
> ---
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> 
>    Jim
> 
> It is dangerous to confuse children with angels.
> 
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