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Baby Died of Malnutrition While Parents Tended To Virtual Child April 2, 2010

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A South Korean couple have gone on trial charged with allowing their baby daughter to starve to death while they played an online computer game.

Prosecutors said they fed the baby once a day and left her alone for hours while they visited internet cafes.

In a tragic twist, the couple were going to the cafes to interact with a VIRTUAL child – named Anima – in a role-playing game called Prius Online (pictured, above.)

The game enables players to interact with Anima and as they do so, help her to recover her lost memory and develop emotions.

Last month, a police officer told the Yonhap news agency the couple appeared to have “lost their will to live a normal life”.

Such a desperately sad story…


“That’s why I thought heroin – a painless, peaceful death” January 14, 2010

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A mother has appeared in court accused of murdering her disabled son by an overdose of heroin.  Frances Inglis, 57, stated she wanted to end his suffering, though denies the murder of Thomas Inglis in November 2008, and an earlier attempt to kill him in September 2007.

Mr Inglis suffered severe head injuries leaving him brain damaged after falling out of an ambulance in July 2007.

Ms Inglis, believing her son’s doctor to be lying about his chances of recovery, stated: “I knew I had to help him. I asked myself what Tom would want. He wouldn’t have wanted to live like this.  I asked myself what I would want. I would want someone to love me enough to help me die.  That’s why I thought heroin – a painless, peaceful death.”

Mr Inglis was fatally injected at his care home in Hertfordshire.  The trial is still ongoing.