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Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Murdering A Psychiatrist

A man was sentenced to 25 years in jail on Friday for killing a doctor during medical treatment at a general hospital in Seoul last year.

The Seoul Central District Court also ordered the 30-year-old defendant, surnamed Park, to carry an electronic tracking device for 25 years after his release from prison.

Park was convicted of fatally stabbing his psychiatrist, Lim Se-won, while receiving treatment in Lim's clinic office at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital on Dec. 31, 2018.

Park stabbed Lim in his chest multiple times but has not clarified his motive. Lim's death raised nationwide awareness about the safety of medical staff at hospitals.

Prosecutors demanded life imprisonment for Park, but the court handed down a jail term, saying the defendant suffered from mental disease and is in need of medical treatment.

"The defendant gravely shocked the bereaved family and the public by cruelly killing his doctor. But the sentence was determined after taking his history of mental disease into consideration.” the court said.

Source: Korea Herald
wackypinkbunny 20th-May-2019 05:14 am (UTC)
I wonder if he went through hell in therapy and it led him to snap, or if this is a typical violence against women thing. Hmmmmm.
kimbafierce 21st-May-2019 12:29 am (UTC)
The victim a man. I believe "Park stabbed Lim in his chest multiple times but has not clarified his motive"


Edited at 2019-05-21 12:30 am (UTC)
kimbafierce 21st-May-2019 12:31 am (UTC)
Having a history of mental illness does not mean he should get a lighter punishment, lock him up in a mental institution if you have to, but don't let him walk free..
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