A case in which a 22-year-old young man, who took care of his father, who collapsed from a brain hemorrhage, was punished for the murder of a living being was recently reported to the world.

The young man, who took a leave of absence for public service, had to continue taking care of him since September last year when his father, who worked as a factory worker, collapsed from a brain hemorrhage.

Then, in May of this year, when his father died of starvation, the prosecution charged his son with murder.

The court of first instance sentenced him to four years in prison.

Ahead of the sentencing of the appeals trial, a media company posed this question to us through a special article titled "Who Killed My Father?"



"A 22-year-old man who killed his father's caregiver, can you throw stones?"



Even the presidential candidate took the lead and requested a petition to the court, and the Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Welfare also attended the National Assembly and said, "I am sorry that the state has failed to fulfill its role."

However, the court of appeals sentenced him to four years in prison.

The young man's claim that he had no intention to kill his father was not accepted by the appeals court.



If the Supreme Court does not change the outcome, the young man will have to live with the yoke of a murderer for the rest of his life.

The standard of the law of 'intention to kill' was applied to young people without mercy.

However, we ask the following question here.



"Does the strict standards of law applied to caregivers always work the same?"



There was a chief prosecutor who beat the load test with the palm of his hand when he was drunk.

Unable to overcome the habit of assault and abusive language, a subordinate prosecutor passed away due to an extreme choice.

There were only 4 assaults confirmed through the inspection, but the Supreme Prosecutor's Office decided to dismiss the chief prosecutor as the perpetrator of 'harassment', but did not file a criminal case for assault.

This is because he accepted the chief prosecutor's plea that there was no 'intentional' of the assault, but only as a meaning of encouragement.



In December 2019, three years later, the investigation, which began with the accusation of the Korean Bar Association, took several months to summon the chief prosecutor and was sluggish. The indictment was narrowly brought up only after the decision was made to file the complaint.

1,875 days.

This is the time it took from the death of the late prosecutor Kim Hong-young until the chief prosecutor was sentenced to one year in prison after being charged with assault.

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"I don't know why the law is so tolerant of doctors."



In August, Lee Na-geum, a bereaved family of the late Kwon Dae-hee, a medical crime victim, shouted outside the courtroom after hearing the first trial sentence against the hospital's medical staff. The late Kwon Dae-hee fell in serious condition due to severe bleeding while undergoing facial contouring surgery in the plastic surgery operating room in September 2016.



It was not inevitable that the late Kwon Dae-hee fell into serious condition due to severe bleeding during the operation. As the prosecution said at the decision trial, the medical staff performed a factory-style ghost surgery to maximize profits, just like 'products assembled on a conveyor belt', and when the patient fell into serious condition due to severe bleeding, the medical staff thoroughly neglected it.




The bereaved family and civic groups insisted that the hospital medical staff who caused death by neglecting excessive bleeding while performing factory-style ghost surgery rather than the normal surgical method should be punished as "murder", but the prosecution said that there was no 'intention' He accepted the claim and charged only with 'workplace negligence and manslaughter'.



Is it right to simply punish the medical staff's actions toward patients as negligent criminals, as if they were products assembled on a conveyor belt?

The strict 'standard of law' that ignored the young caregiver's claim that he had no intention of killing his father. Is this the same standard applied to the medical staff?



Why is the law, which is so strictly applied to caregiver murder without mercy, applied so loosely to the prosecutor who was the perpetrator of habitual assault and the medical staff who treated patients as if they were just objects?

We wonder if the reason we feel sorry for the young caregiver murderer is because of the 'unfair standard' of the laws that work inconsistently depending on the person.



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