German man stabs wife to death over online game affair!

Posted: September 30, 2009 in social issues
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I have seen many of my colleagues playing virtual games on computer. I simply laugh at them for wasting time (I think so) in playing games hooked to their computers at the office. But on the other round, they consider me a fool for not playing games like them! But whatever be it, it can turn out be fatal for our health and relationships.

A report today said that a man in Germany stabbed his wife to death after she fell in love with another man in the virtual world of computer gaming.

Vladimir Gruener knifed his wife Nadja 17 times in the face, breast, legs and three times in the heart. He killed her after she got romantically involved with a dragon slayer in the fantasy game Rappelz and told her husband: “I don’t love you anymore.”

Gruener, 48, said that he stabbed his wife because he had lost her to “endless hours of computer gaming”.

“Everything went well between us until January, when she began sitting in front of the computer, sometimes up to 16 hours per day,” he told the court in Bonn, Germany.

“I don’t know what she was playing. There was shooting and then people were being captured. At night I would set the alarm for 2 am and then go to the computer in the children’s room. She was there. I told her ‘You can’t do this’. She replied: ‘I don’t love you anymore. Something is missing’. That finished me,” he added.

Their son, aged 12, and three-year-old daughter were in the apartment in Bonn at the time of the murder on March 14.

He told the court: “I drank vodka, I’m not sure exactly — she said something — I’m not sure what, I had a knife in my hand, then she fell down. I can’t explain the state I was in exactly.”

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