World of Warcraft: Murder Text Trail
In the Canada case that caught headlines in 2010 for first-degree murder by two teens has left behind a digital footprint of an escalation towards sadism, rage and with the desire to repeat it. Kruse Wellwood and Cameron Moffat have since pleaded guilty to the crimes, but the untold story behind what happened before the crimes has come up (Word of Warcraft in-game logs) in more detail from VanityFair.com. (Warning: explicit details)
Now, with an in-depth examination in Vanity Fair, by David Kushner, the details of this terrible triangle reveal a devolution into hardcore fantasies with a focus on victimizing Proctor, with much of the evidence that would condemn them found on MSN and “World of Warcraft” chats. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of NBC Universal and Microsoft, which runs MSN.)
Much of the teens’ thoughts, and later, bragging about their actions, were found online, including a February 2009 WordPress blog Wellwood posted titled, “Early Warning Signs of a Serial Killer.” Wellwood admits in that post that he meets all the criteria. His father was also a convicted murderer — also of a teenage girl.
In the Vanity Fair story (in which Kushner doesn’t pull any punches, so be prepared to read explicit details), Wellwood is shown to realize his digital imprint, but not well enough to remove all evidence.