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Seoul High Court uphold earlier ruling on man who strangled and impersonated his ex-girlfriend

By jubilantj   Thursday, May 12, 2016   38,867   593   25



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The 26-year-old (25 internationally) Lee, who had strangled his then-girlfriend Sunny Kim to death and impersonated her, was sentenced to 18 years in prison during his second trial at Seoul High Court. 

SEE ALSO: Boyfriend impersonated girlfriend after her grisly murder

On May 12, the Seoul High Court announced its decision to reject Lee's appeal and uphold the lower court's ruling to sentence Lee to 18 years in prison. Lee had claimed that his body and mental state were weakened due to alcohol consumption, stating that he "did dispose of Kim's dead body" but that he "did not murder her." 

The courts reasoned, "Lee's laptop contained a file which described how he had strangled the victim to death, and at the investigative agency, he confessed to his crime in such detail which would not have been possible had he not committed the crime himself. We do not believe that Lee was not 'in the right state of mind and body' from drinking at the time [he committed the crime]. Taking into consideration that the motive for his crime is atrocious and that the victims family members experienced extreme emotional distress, the ruling from the first trial is neither too heavy nor too light." 

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cococcchanel Friday, May 13, 2016

It's good that they didn't lighten his punishment. However – it'd have been freaking GREAT had they upped the sentence to lifetime!

Zee_Queen_of_War Friday, May 13, 2016

i wish people would stop using this I was drunk so I can't be blamed defence,you made a choice to drink so you are fully responsible for your actions.He deserves to be punished

cococcchanel Zee_Queen_of_War Friday, May 13, 2016

THANK YOU! Yes, drinking's never an excuse – the person chose to begin and continue to drink! Thank you! 💕

Gabi_Kim_Lee77 Thursday, May 12, 2016

I hate the Korean justice system. But hey! What can you do?

helloangelkari Thursday, May 12, 2016

Nah nah.  You should strangle him to death as his punishment.  An eye for and eye bitch, fuck being "humane" to creatures who aren't humane themselves.

fashlee_01 Thursday, May 12, 2016

Heoll!! This is creepy!!

ychofficial Thursday, May 12, 2016

That girl looks like Tiffany

cococcchanel ychofficial Friday, May 13, 2016

I thought of Jessica (no hate intended!) 😆

dmod3ultra Thursday, May 12, 2016

He should be Hang!!

yoonbread Thursday, May 12, 2016

What the hell is 18 years!?! He deserves life in prison!

MeniNova yoonbread Thursday, May 12, 2016

Exactly! 18 years is a joke for taking her life away and then impersonating her—I can only imagine the pain her family went through when they found out that she was dead and they were actually talking to her.

MeniNova Thursday, May 12, 2016

18 years is far too little for such a despicable person! This young woman was someone's child and her life got stolen away. He'll get to live his after 18 years but she'll never get to live hers as he killed her!

inspiritxelf Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fuck you and your excuse. Hope you rot in jail.

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