A 20-year-old man who broke into the house of child rapist Jo Doo-soon (70) and struck Cho in the head with a sledgehammer was sentenced to one year and three months in prison.
The 12th Criminal Division of the Suwon District Court (Chief Judge Hwang In-seong) sentenced a 21-year-old man who was arrested on charges of special injury and house trespassing to one year and three months in prison at the People’s Participation Trial (State Chief of Staff) on the 18th.
The court said, “Mr. A confesses to the crime and acknowledges the charges themselves. Regarding the mental and physical weakness related to the sentencing, the court decided in favor of Mr. A.” He said, “He was treated in a hospital, records of hospital treatment in which opinions of mania and depression were presented, and in other judgments previously charged with the same criminal record, That’s the way it’s been recognized,” he said.
“However, Mr. A went to Jo Doo-soon’s house with his personal feelings toward the sexual assault offender and hit him in the head three times with a blunt machine. It is unacceptable for private retaliation under the rule of law.”
“However, it seems that he committed this crime according to the fact that he was forgiven and agreed to by Jo Doo-soon, Jo Doo-soon’s intention not to punish him, and his mental illness at the time.”
Of the 7 selected jurors, 4 admitted and 3 disapproved of the mental and physical weakness that Mr. A claimed.
In addition, in the sentencing for Mr. A, it was decided that they should all be sentenced to prison terms: 1 person in 6 months in prison, 1 year in prison, 3 people in prison, 1 year and 6 months in prison, and 2 people in 2 years in prison.
Prosecutors emphasized in their final statement of opinion prior to the sentencing, “There were precedents that did not recognize mental and physical weakness in the criminal trials conducted in the Daegu High Court and the Gwangju District Court last year. did.
He also demanded a one-year and six-month prison sentence, saying, “At the time of the investigation by the investigative agency, there were no hallucinations or hallucinations at the time of the crime.
On the other hand, the defense attorney said, “Mr. A reflected on while in detention, and at the time, taking psychiatric drugs and drinking alcohol, was in a state of weakness, mentally and physically weak.” I am reflecting,” he concluded.
On December 16, 2021, at 8:47 pm, Mr. A was charged with breaking into Jo Doo-soon’s house, living in Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, and striking him in the head three times with a sledgehammer.
Person A, who was arrested as a current offender, revealed the motive behind the crime, saying, “I felt anger at the sex crime committed by Jo Doo-soon.”
Person A was previously sentenced to six months in prison and two years of probation for trespassing on a special housing, and committed this crime during the repeated offense.
By Yoo Jae-gyu, staff reporter [email protected]
Source: HuffPost South Korea – Athena by www.huffingtonpost.kr.
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