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9-year-old child who called herself a mother was imprisoned in a suitcase for 7 hours and crushed to death. A woman in her 40s was sentenced to 22 years in prison at the first trial.

The judge applied the crime of murder, claiming that the crime was cruel and without compassion.

This is TJB Choi Eun-ho.

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the first trial of the 41-year-old Sung-mo, who was accused of murder, child abuse, and special injuries, the court sentenced him to 22 years in prison.

Deputy Judge Chae Dae-won of the Cheonan Branch of the Daejeon District Court believed that the accused could know that a series of actions, such as running up and running with the victim in a bag, blowing hot air, are more likely to die.

He applied the crime of murder, not negligence, saying that the unwritten intention of murder was recognized.

The judge said that when the child's father saw the wounds on the victim's body and said that he would live separately, he found a way to leave no traces and beat him to murder.

The policeman cried several times while reading the judgment saying that the child he had dreamed of was in pain, calling him a mother until the end, and crying broke out in various courts.

The prosecution had requested life imprisonment for neglecting the child and delaying reporting 119.

The bereaved family complained about whether Seong would live happily with her children 22 years later, and civic groups also regretted the sentencing.

[Gong Hye-jeong/CEO of the Korea Child Abuse Prevention Association: I think that a higher sentencing standard should be applied because it was the one-sided murder of a child under force majeure...


On June 1, in an apartment in Cheonan, Sung is accused of crushing his 9-year-old son in two suitcases for 7 hours and causing him to die.

(Video coverage: Kim Yong-tae, TJB)