hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Baby starves to death while parents raise virtual child

1:00 PM on 03.04.2010 // Jim Sterling
  @JimSterling

A man and a woman have been arrested for letting their infant daughter starve to death while they raised a virtual child in the online game PRIUS. The Korean couple, known only as the Kims, returned home after a 12-hour gaming session at a "PC Bang" Internet parlor to find their baby dead. Tests confirmed the child had died of malnutrition. 

The father, 41 and mother, 25, met online and in 2008 and had a baby together. However, they regularly mistreated the three-month-old, admitting to police that they fed her rotten, powdered milk and spanked her when she was crying. Remember, the kid was three months old. All the while, they were working on being good parents to a digital daughter in PRIUS. Simply amazing.

Really don't know what else to say to that. Perhaps one of the more grotesque stories I've heard concerning parent neglect. It's terrifying to think that simply anybody is allowed to have a child, no matter how f*cked up they are.

Game Addicts Arrested For Staring Baby To Death [ABC]


 Reblog (or) Blog Reply



Jim Sterling, Former Reviews Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure JimSterling Tips
Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.
advertisement:




Back to Top


LET'S BECOME WEIRD NEIGHBORS - Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
What is the meaning of life, and do you have any more pizza rolls?
You may remix all content on this site under Creative Commons with Attribution
- Living the dream, Since 2006 -