Woman Sentence to 30 Years in Jail for Dismembering Date

Sensitive Artist, Feb. 6, 2015, 2:15 p.m.


It was reported that a 37 year old woman "A" was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in jail for dismember a 50 year old man "B" who she met online. The crime happened in the city of Paju on May 26th, 2014, when "A" asked her online date "B" if he would like to try meeting in person and go on a date.

Later that night, the two went to a motel together, where "A" ended up stabbing "B" in thirty places around his chest and neck area. "A" then went off to purchase a chainsaw, plastic bags, and detergent from a nearby store. She then amputated "B"'s legs and placed his body parts in bags, and then cleaned up the crime scene. "A" then took the bags from the motel and dumped them in a nearby waterway. A CCTV clip showing her carrying a plastic bag out of the motel can be seen in the video clip.

"A" claimed to the court that she only killed "B" in self-defense after he tried to rape her. She said in court, "I feel wronged. A situation over which I had no control occurred."

The Incheon District Court stated that there was no evidence of attempted rape, and added, "Considering that even after she abandoned [her victim's body] she met with another man she knew from the past and engaged in sexual intercourse with him, it is inevitable that we would give her a severe punishment.

Some of the top comments made by Netizens regarding the case were: "Why did you guys give Cho Doo Soon only 12 years then? (Cho Doo Soon was found guilty of kidnapping an eight-year-old girl Nayoung and raping and beating her back in 2008)," "This case is exactly the same as the Suwon torso murder but why don't they show us ['A's] face? Why are they not revealing the identity of this female felon? I'm a woman, too, but this is unfair," and, "Whenever I see these cases, I find it funny that they hide a criminal's face as if they still have human rights."

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