The Suwon High Court's Criminal Division 3 (Chief Judge Kim Seong-soo) announced that Mr. A, who was charged with beating and neglecting his wife to death (assault manslaughter), was sentenced to 4 years in prison in the second trial, the same as the original trial.
On December 8 last year, Mr. A was indicted on charges of assault with his wife B during the daytime at home over the cost of living, pushing his wife down, grabbing her face with her hands, shaking her, and kicking her stomach.
At the time, it was investigated that Mr. B fell by hitting the back of the head with the handle of the refrigerator right behind him.
Mr. A left Mr. B, who collapsed, for more than three days, and Mr. B died of a brain hemorrhage on the morning of the 12th of the same month.
The court of appeals said, "After the incident, the accused reported it as if it was a natural death and attempted to cover up the crime." "Even if the accused did not intend it, a commensurate punishment is necessary considering the serious consequences of sacrificing the victim's precious life. "He said.
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