A 27 year-old Korean woman, who was addicted to gaming, had just finished a hefty four hour gaming session. When her 3 year old toddler son urinated on the floor, she strangled him and then went on to leave the body lying there for a further 3 days. You would not be mistaken in thinking that this isn’t the first story about gaming addicts taking their obssession too far.
The game that the woman was playing was to do with looking after virtual pets as well as playing cards- for four hours. After this session, her son began to cry and urinated on the floor and she responded by beating him, strangling him and leaving his body in the same place for 3 days before the in-laws found him.
It seems that 10-hour gaming sessions were not unusual coming from this mother either. A police investigator reported that her story was that she was taking a break from her gaming and her son’s disturbance had enraged her to the point of committing the murder.
This woman also has a one-year old back in thier Cheonan home. Neighbors describe their home as a “trash dump” and both children can frequently be heard crying for hours on end.
There does not seem to be much to add to this sad tale. Another case of taking something too far.