Sunday, 17 May 2009
Virtual Reality to Reality Nightmare
In an online world where anonymous friends came together to share an interest for gaming, a couple thought their virtual social life was safe.
But when German David Heiss, 21, carried out a frenzied and fatal attack on Nottingham student Matthew Pyke, 20, that virtual world was ripped apart.
Heiss was convicted of murder at Nottingham Crown Court after stalking Mr Pyke and Joanna Witton, his girlfriend, for six months.
The German was given a life sentence for what was described as "a savage attack".
The court heard how Heiss became obsessed with Miss Witton, through gaming forum warcentral.com and began a mission to "erase" her boyfriend.
Rober1236 Jua the Cyber Trekker of Second Life