Two teenage boys who raped and murdered a fellow classmate in Victoria, British Columbia recently received a sentence of life in prison with no possibility of parole for 10 years. They weren't very smart about covering it up, however, as one of the killers confessed his crime to a guildmate in World of Warcraft
chat. He did so because he assumed that those chat logs were less likely to be saved.
Kruse Wellwood and Cameron Moffat spent time planning the assault beforehand, and Wellwood even mentioned his desire to do the crime to a guild friend in WoW
. Following the 2010 crime, Wellwood logged back in World of Warcraft
to talk about the murder to his online girlfriend in Halifax, sending her links of the news reports as proof of his story. Amazingly, his girlfriend mildly chided him to "just don't do it again."
The in-game chat logs were part of the mountain of evidence collected by the police. The pair pleaded guilty to the crime.