Are virtual divorces the new divorce in New York?

I am still trying to figure out what a virtual divorce is, as I am one of those people who probably is not as technologically savvy as I should be. But there is this funny story I was reading online about a Japanese woman who murdered her husband’s avatar in an online marriage, or something such and I wondered whether something like that could happen in New York and how, as a divorce lawyer, I would be expected to (if at all) defend such an individual. Perhaps not. I am guessing she was jailed not because she killed him in their virtual world, but because she broke and entered. Still, this is a very interesting concept to me. Usually they say, “only in New York.”
But in this case I think I need to say, hopefully this kind of “divorce” can happen only in Japan? If you want to read the story for yourself, check it out here