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

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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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