“Even though my father killed my mother, we lived together for 30 years without abandoning our duty to support him.”
A son who killed his father, who was in his 80s after an argument after living with him for 30 years, was sentenced to seven years in prison.
On the 1st, the Criminal Division 2 of the Seoul High Court (Chief Won-beom Lee, Gi-soo Han, Woo-hyeon Nam) sentenced Mr. A (62), who was indicted on charges of parricide, to 7 years in prison, the same as the first trial.
Mr. A was at his residence in Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do in October last year when his father, Mr. B (85), said he could not see the item he was looking for and said, “You thief. After verbal abuse such as “Get out of the house,” he became angry and started arguing.
When Mr. B hit him on the head, Mr. A, who had been drinking, became enraged, pushed his father to the ground, knocked him down, and killed him with a weapon in his kitchen before turning himself in.
In cases of parricide, it is common for the sentence to be aggravated안전놀이터, but the court found that there were points worth considering in Mr. A’s situation.
The first trial said, “In 1988, the father, Mr. B, murdered his wife, Mr. A’s mother, and was subject to criminal punishment.” “Mr. A even gave up on marriage and paid for Mr. B’s living expenses with the money he earned. “I took care of it,” he said.
At the same time, the judge said, “The crime at the time appears to have resulted in accidental murder when Mr. B swore at him for stealing items for no reason, and Mr. A threw away the laptop he had cherished as a gift from his nephew, whom he loved as a child, and hit the defendant.” did.
However, he sentenced him to seven years in prison, the minimum sentence for parricide, saying, “The crime of murdering my father was an unacceptable, immoral and anti-social crime, and it is difficult to say that Mr. B’s verbal abuse or assault was sufficient to cause murder.” The prosecution appealed, saying the sentence was too light, but the second trial court also upheld the first trial’s ruling.
The second trial court said, “Immediately after committing the crime, Mr. A surrendered himself to the investigative agency and immediately called 119 to request assistance for the victim,” adding, “Even the victim’s children and grandchildren repeatedly pleaded for leniency toward Mr. A, complaining about their unfortunate family history.” He stated the reason
for dismissing the appeal, saying, “It is worth taking into account.”