‘Stalking Murder’ Kim Byung-chan, sentenced to 40 years in prison for second count… Bereaved Family “Death for which the state should be responsible”

‘Stalking Murder’ Kim Byung-chan, sentenced to 40 years in prison for second count… Bereaved Family “Death for which the state should be responsible”
‘Stalking Murder’ Kim Byung-chan, sentenced to 40 years in prison for second count… Bereaved Family “Death for which the state should be responsible”

Kim Byung-chan, who killed his girlfriend who was being protected by the police through stalking, leaves the Namdaemun Police Station in Seoul to be sent to the prosecution on the morning of November 29, last year. yunhap news

Kim Byung-chan, 36, who killed his ex-lover after stalking him, was sentenced to 40 years in prison in the second trial.

On the 23rd, the Seoul High Court Criminal Division 7 (Presiding Judge Kyu-hong Lee) overturned the first trial sentence of 35 years in prison for Kim, who was charged with retaliatory murder, and sentenced him to 40 years in prison. For 15 years, the order to attach a location tracking electronic device was maintained.

Kim was handed over to trial on charges of stabbing and killing her ex-girlfriend A, a woman in her 30s, in the parking lot of an officetel in Jung-gu, Seoul in November last year. From the end of 2020 to the time of the crime, he entered the house of Mr. A, who avoided meeting without permission, detained and threatened the victim, and was reported to be stalking four times. The victim was being protected by the police, and the court took interim measures such as an order to restrain access, but it did not stop the crime.

The court did not accept all of Kim’s appeal, saying, “It was not a retaliatory murder and the sentence was heavy.” The court said, “It can only be seen that Kim killed the victim for the purpose of retaliation after receiving a restraining order.” The court found that Kim searched for ‘knife’ and ‘slippery handle’ on the Internet after receiving the police’s segregation measures and the court’s provisional ban on access, then went to the victim’s workplace and threatened, ‘What would you do if you stab him while commuting to and from work?’ heard on the basis of

The court continued, “Most of the acts of threatening the victim by making a specific crime plan, such as purchasing a hat and a weapon, were done after receiving a warning from the police, such as receiving a warning from the police.” If you look at it, he wrote, ‘Even if I make 100 mistakes, it’s a pity that if I make one mistake, everything is considered my fault’, and the appeals court repeats the claim that there is no purpose of retaliation.

“The victim’s family and acquaintances are complaining of indescribable pain and demanding severe punishment,” he said.

On this day, the court heard the cry of the victim’s family even before Kim appeared. As the judge explained the gist of the verdict, tears erupted from all over the audience. Immediately after the trial, the victim’s mother cried, saying, “Kim should be sentenced to death.” He said, “I am not the only one who sent my daughter away, other parents are also losing their beloved daughter. In this country, there should be no criminals who kill people at the end of stalking.”

The victim’s younger brother said, “Kim is not in prison for life, so he will come back to society someday, but his family has no choice but to worry about whether the current law and system can protect us.” Even though I did everything I could, including taking orders, this happened. These laws and social structures need to change,” he said.

The article is in Korean

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