A 20-year-old mother and stepfather who murdered their 8-year-old daughter, who was an elementary school student, after a long period of abuse, such as not feeding her proper meals and urinating, were sentenced to additional prison sentences for abusing their son.

Today (17th), Judge Jeong Hee-young, the 9th independent criminal of the Incheon District Court, added one year in prison to A (29, female) and her husband B (28), who were each sentenced to 30 years in prison for child abuse under the Child Welfare Act. said.

Judge Jung also restricted them from completing a 40-hour child abuse treatment program and from working at child-related organizations for five years.

A couple repeatedly showed her son D (9) how to beat his daughter C (8 years old at the time of death) at their home in Seo-gu, Incheon, from January 2018 to March last year, even on charges of emotional abuse, etc. I've been charged.

A was found to have hit D's palm three times with a plastic hanger at his home in Jung-gu, Incheon in February last year.

Previously, couple A were handed over to trial on charges of abuse 35 times, including hitting Ms. C all over the body with fists or a hanger, and telling her to 'get down' since January 2018.

They usually beat Ms. C 20 to 30 times with all their might with a plastic hanger 2-3 times a week, and from August 2020, they gave their daughter only rice without side dishes, or starved without food or water for a day or two. I did.

Ms. C died in March of last year with bruises all over her face, arms, legs, etc., and at that time was so thin that her nutritional deficiency was suspected.

Accordingly, the Incheon District Court sentenced couple A to 30 years in prison, respectively, for murder and habitual child abuse under the Child Welfare Act in July of last year.

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