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first court sentenced four years in prison to two surviving mothers who tried to make extreme choices with their young children. The judge pointed out that the child's right to life was the most extreme form of 'child abuse' due to the misconception that the child's right to life was subject to the parents.

This is reporter Shin Hye-ji of UBC.


A 40-year-old A who suffered from depression due to the financial burden and parenting burden for a 9-year-old daughter with autism developmental disorder.

In August of last year, she was fed the medicines she had been prescribed by her daughter all at once, and she also took medicine.

42-year-old Mr. B, who suffered from family life and family misconduct due to his husband's bad business, smoked a ignition bomb last year and tried to make extreme choices with his 2-year-old son.

The children ended up dying from overdose and carbon monoxide poisoning, respectively, and the two mothers regained consciousness in the hospital.

The Ulsan District Court sentenced A and B to four years in prison, respectively, for trial on murder charges.

The judiciary said, “The misconception of our society is hidden in the expression 'accompanying suicide.'

[Park Hyun-Jin / Ulsan District Court Public Affairs Judge: The so-called accompanying suicide in the wrong idea that a child's life is subordinate to the parent, is that he must bear the severe responsibility of the murder (intelligent judgment).]

The court emphasized that while demanding a social safety net for child protection, the murder of a child was unacceptable for any reason and sentenced him to death.

(Video coverage: Jang Jin-guk, UBC)