Just readed this in a swedish newspaper, translated to english ofc.
A South Korean couple whose three-month-old daughter died of malnutrition while they were raising a virtual child in an online game pleaded guilty to negligent homicide on Friday.
Kim Jae-beom, 40, and his common-law wife, Kim Yun-jeong, 25, will be sentenced on April 16.
Prosecutors are seeking a five-year sentence for the couple, whose defense included a statement alleging gaming addiction.
The pair is expecting a second child in August. Their first daughter’s name, Kim Sa-rang, means ”love” in Korean. She died in September of malnutrition while they were engaged in overnight sessions at a PC Bang, or a 24-hour Internet cafe. The couple would allegedly put her to bed and leave for 10-hour gaming sessions.
They were playing Prius Online, a 3-D fantasy game in which players raise an online girl who gains magic powers as she is nurtured and grows older
Apparently the man will be put in prison for 2 years while his wife will be free because she's awaiting a second child..