The arrest period for Lee Eun-hae (31) and Cho Hyeon-soo (30), the suspects in the 'valley murder' case, has been extended.
According to the legal circles, the Incheon District Prosecutors' Office recently extended the arrest period for Lee and Cho, who are accused of murder, attempted murder, and attempted violation of the Special Act on the Prevention of Insurance Fraud.
As Kim Sang-woo, a judge on duty on the warrant of the Incheon District Court, accepted the prosecution's request for an extension the day before, their detention period was extended until the 5th of the next month.
According to the Criminal Procedure Act, the arrest period for a suspect in the prosecution investigation stage is 10 days, and it can be extended up to 10 days one more time with the permission of the court.
Mr. Lee is accused of murdering Mr. A (age 39 at the time of his death) in Yongso Valley, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, around 8:24 pm on June 30, 2019, along with his brother-in-law, Mr. Cho.
Prosecutors believe that they killed Mr. A, who could not swim at all, because he did not rescue him after having him jump from a 4m high rock into 3m deep valley water.
The prosecution applied the so-called 'murder by negligence' because the people who were aiming for 800 million won in life insurance in Mr.
Jo's friend B (30), who played in the valley with the victim before his death, is also being charged with murder.
The 18-year-old criminal was arrested for drug sales and was sentenced to one year in prison at the Andong Branch of the Daegu District Court in May of last year.
Lee and Cho were arrested by the police at an officetel near Samsong Station in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 16th, four months after they hid ahead of the second investigation by the prosecution on December 14 last year.Keywords: