Man kills great-aunt for ‘not cooking’

Su Jin Jang, Aug. 22, 2016, 11:03 a.m.


A man who beat his great-aunt to death is being pressed for detention, the Gochang Police said Monday. The 58-year-old surnamed Kim is being accused of stomping on his 85-year-old great-aunt’s head and neck which resulted in her death on Sunday around 2 p.m. 

Kim, who lived by himself in the same village as the victim, occasionally visited her for home-cooked meals. Kim told the police that on the day of the crime however, the victim had declined to prepare a table, and that he was infuriated. 

He allegedly threw the victim to the floor and stomped on her before deserting her in a bleeding state. The victim was found dead by a neighbor who reported the case to the police. 

Kim was arrested nearby the village community center on the same day.

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