DNN: Murder-Suicide Shocks Second Life
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December 17, 2007 (DNN) - Second Life inhabitants still are reeling from a murder-suicide that took place on a private Second Life island sometime last week. New details have emerged about what is believed to be the first such incident in the popular virtual world’s short history.
On December 5, Jim McAllister, 45, a florist from Scottsdale, Arizona, purchased a 12 gauge double-barrel shotgun in Second Life for L$50 from an unknown source believed to be associated with the Ansche Chung crime syndicate. Sometime in the following week, he turned the gun on his wife, Heather, 41, and children Timothy, 13, and Rebecca-Anne, 9, before killing himself.