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Posted by Sophie-Ha 26 days ago

A man dies while protecting his girlfriend, netizens enraged the killers only got 9 years in jail

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Three men who are Tae Kwon Do blackbelt masters were each sentenced to nine years in prison after they beat a 23-year-old man 'A' to death.

The incident occurred when a fight broke out at a club in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul. The three Tae Kwon Do masters assaulted 'A' as a group.

The supreme court announced on May 19 that they have upheld the original verdict and extended the sentencing to 9 years in prison. Lee (age 22) and Oh (age 22) filed an appeal after losing their trial for murder and other charges. They were sentenced to 5 years in prison originally, but after the appeal, the court changed it to 9 years. Kim (age 22), who was indicted together with the other two men, was sentenced to 9 years in prison back in February after withdrawing his appeal.

The three men have been on trial after dragging 'A' to a nearby alleyway and assaulting him to death at around 3 AM on January 1, 2021. It was reported that a fight broke out when Lee approached A's girlfriend at the club. 'A' got into a dispute with Lee while trying to protect his girlfriend.

After 'A' was brought to the alleyway and assaulted, the three men left after 'A' collapsed and lost consciousness. 'A' was later taken to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

The court acknowledged the intention of murder and sentenced the three men to nine years in prison during the first trial. The court stated, "The three men are skilled Tae Kwon Do masters, so they must have been aware of the dangers of their attacks because opponents wearing protective gear during tournaments were knocked unconcious after being hit by them."

The court dismissed their appeal as they upheld the sentence as the court stated, "The three men left the victim even though the victim was unconscious. They left without attending to the collapsed man."

Many netizens have been enraged with the short sentencing of just 9 years for the three men as the netizens criticized that the three men were Tae Kwon Do experts who must have intended to kill. Netizens commented, "They killed a person and only nine years?" "What's with the justice system in Korea? Shouldn't all three men be sentenced to life? They killed the man." "Even after 9 years, a dead man doesn't come back to life. Three athletes beat up an ordinary citizen to death," "They need to put a 0 after the 9. I think they made a mistake," and "So they were going to sentence the guys to 5 years but decided on 9 years. Wow, I should give the Korean justice system applause."

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iwant4177 pts 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

We already knew that their system is fucked (and not just theirs btw), so this is nothing new. One can only hope that it changes in the future but the question is how that is supposed to happen if they still haven't done anything against this injustice by now. Truth is, this happens a lot all around the world and not enough is done to stop it. May this man rest in peace, and I know this might sound very insensitive given the situation, but at least he died protecting someone he loves, which is one of the best ways to go out, in my opinion.

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NoahL719 pts 26 days ago 9
26 days ago

That's why I never step foot into any club or hang around with people that goes to club. The clowns gathering.

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