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Arthur Patterson continues to argue that he is not the true criminal in Itaewon homicide case

By jubilantj   Monday, August 29, 2016   31,541   83   28
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During Arthur Patterson's appeals trial which was held on August 29, the prosecution demanded that Patterson to serve the 20 years in prison which he was sentenced to at his first trial. 


SEE ALSO: Arthur Patterson is found guilty in Itaewon homicide case and sentenced to 20 years in prison


At Patterson's first trial, the court had sentenced Patterson to 20 years in prison and announced, "Due to Patterson's crime, the victim lost his life at a young age and was deprived of his opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest." 


Meanwhile, the prosecution stated the reason for their demand, saying, "The defendant is still denying his crime, refusing to reflect on himself, and those who are wronged [in this case] are unable to put their minds at ease," and requested for Seoul High Court to dismiss Patterson's appeal. 


Patterson pinpointed the prosecution's abuse of indictment rights as a rebuttal, claiming, "Rather than judge guilt or innocence, [prosecution] is searching for whoever the suspect and criminal is all because this case blew up in Korea. They needed a murderer so they made me the murderer. There is no evidence that I'm the true criminal. I'm innocent," and continued to name Edward Lee, who was also present at the scene of the murder, as the true criminal. 


Patterson appealed, "It's a given that the victim's family must be compensated and that their pain must be alleviated; however, those are not good enough reasons to make me the scapegoat. I beseech you in the name of justice, so please help me." Patterson's lawyer added, "We earnestly beg that an innocent person will not end up being punished.


The decision for the appeals trial will be announced on October 13. 

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    BigBlueagain Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    The Korean Just Us system at it's finest. Oh and if you're seriously expecting that reflection bullshit... don't. He's American and innocent or guilty, we don't play that bull.

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    beyondordinary Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    sounds like a kdrama, so intense.. I can't say for sure but the korean justice system seems kinda fkd (excuse the language)

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    bangeryun94 beyondordinary Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Made a movie about it. Jang Geun Suk played Arthur Patterson and Song Joong Ki was the student who was stabbed to death.

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    yuune Monday, August 29, 2016

    WHHAATT THE HELLLL IS GOING ONNNNNNNN. UGHGHGOIEIEWGJKL

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    BigBlueagain yuune Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    The Korean prosecutor's office screwed the case up and went after this guy so that they could pin it on someone AFTER he'd already been tried as an accomplice. So basically they're saying that he was an accomplice (time served already) to a crime he committed because the prosecutors couldn't do their job against the Korean that actually did it.

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    sea_fog Monday, August 29, 2016

    and why the hell this case took more than 18 years to be solved ?? I mean it's crazy because the police said they didn't investigate the case properly because they couldn't speak english like seriously they couldn't get a translator ot something ugggh this whole shit is driving me crazy

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    bangeryun94 sea_fog Monday, August 29, 2016

    It was solved a few weeks after it happened. The problem was Edward Lee who judges deemed the perpetrator of the stabbing was sentenced to life but his sentence was overturned by a judge. Arthur Patterson also went to jail for the crime. Edward Lee is out of jail and free because his family had money. Arthur Patterson is a person who's mother was allegedly a prostitute and his father an Army NCO. Because of the heinousness of the crime the victim's family wants justice but their grief has blinded them to what actually happened. The Court always considered Edward Lee the killer but he's free

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    sea_fog bangeryun94 Thursday, September 1, 2016

    wow the power of many is crazy especially in korea

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    bangeryun94 sea_fog Thursday, September 1, 2016

    You meant money didn't you? Indeed.

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    Jarhon (Banned) Monday, August 29, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    _Dalnim  Jarhon (Banned) Monday, August 29, 2016

    And he might also be guilty?? Do you know how complicated this case is??

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    Queen_Jennie  Jarhon (Banned) Monday, August 29, 2016

    He confessed his crime to his lawyer on 8th of April and a DNA test indicated he was the killer.

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    fairytaeil Queen_Jennie Monday, August 29, 2016

    ^ is there an article about this?? how do you know?

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    Queen_Jennie fairytaeil Monday, August 29, 2016

    Wikipedia. Just type in "Itaewon murder case" ^^

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    D_BoyYoongi Queen_Jennie Monday, August 29, 2016

    Yeah but Wikipedia is edited by anyone.

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    bangeryun94  Jarhon (Banned) Monday, August 29, 2016

    Nope. He's not completely innocent. But there is huge doubt that he was the one who did the stabbing. The murkeyness that surrounds the Korean justice system was a little higher up this time. Edward Lee was found guilty and sentenced to life. But his family had money and soon they found a sympathetic judge to overturn his conviction and set him free. Arthur is the perfect patsy. He WAS there and admitted it but conspiracy charges are a bit different here, hell they're practically non existent. Arthur is only half Korean, his father was an Army NCO and his mother allegedly was a prostitute. Oh and Arthur has already been in jail for this crime, not as the perpetrator but for being there.

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    ilikeJB  Jarhon (Banned) Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    It's not only Korean police though. Google O,J Simpson and you'd see that people that can afford lawyers has the upper hand in everything.

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    Queen_Jennie D_BoyYoongi Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    No the same things are stated on every site. Use Google.

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    bangeryun94 D_BoyYoongi Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    If you want something other than Google you can use news agencies that print their news in English and Korean.

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    BigBlueagain Queen_Jennie Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    This was the warning at the top of the Wiki article "This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) This article reads more like a story than an encyclopedia entry. (November 2013) This article needs editing for compliance with Wikipedia's Manual of Style. (November 2013) Some of this article's listed sources may not be reliable. (November 2013) This article's use of external links may not follow Wikipedia's policies or guidelines. (November 2013)". And btw? That article says that Lee confessed NOT Patterson. You might want to get your facts straight before you post stuff like this.

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    Crazy_Dog Monday, August 29, 2016

    this case is unique very unique. oh well he may seve the time regardless. also wasnt he a u.s solider or was he just visiting

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    bangeryun94 Crazy_Dog Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    His father was an Army NCO stationed at the American military base. His mom was Korean.

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    _Dalnim Monday, August 29, 2016

    Unbelievable. I know about this case thanks to the film....really unbelievable but at least they re-arrested him

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    Manami_chan _Dalnim Monday, August 29, 2016

    Which film?

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    _Dalnim Manami_chan Monday, August 29, 2016

    The case of Itaewon homicide. The really good film based on this case,

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    Manami_chan _Dalnim Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    I'm gonna check it, Thank you

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    smokeee Monday, August 29, 2016

    no cctv of this?

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    k_kid smokeee Monday, August 29, 2016

    The murder happened in a restroom.

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