The Daily Mail is carrying the story of the murder of Catania woman Maria Pia Scuto, 41, whose husband (Giuseppe Castro, 35) confessed to her 30 March murder, "after," says the Daily Mail, "after discovering her on the computer with her avatar lover on Second Life."
Well, that's apparently not the case. Having gone through the local news reports, Second Life is not even mentioned. Text messages, Facebook and Instant Messaging are. The couple reportedly quarreled frequently, and apparently Castro committed the murder due to the discovery of an email -- though available testimony is still a little fuzzy.
However, no virtual worlds. No Second Life. Just IM and email. And this isn't the first time Second Life has been stuck with the rap for a crime committed by people who never used it.