Article from E-Daily:
Military Prosecution Seeks Death Penalty and Lifelong Imprisonment Sentences for Yoon’s Death
The military prosecution on Oct. 24th sought the death penalty for 26 year old seargant, surnamed Lee, and lifetime imprisonment for three other soldiers for the death of private first class Yoon of he 28th Division of the Army at a military tribunal.
In a final hearing on Pfc. Yoon’s death in a court martial of the Third Army Corps Command, the military prosecutors said, “All evidence considered, the murder charge is justifiable,” speaking of Mr. Lee, accused of masterminding repeated beatings of Mr. Yoon, who died when the food he was eating blocked his airway while being battered by senior soldiers. The other three accomplices faced lifetime incarceration.
Earlier last month, military prosecutors from the Third Army Corps demanded capital punishment for Mr. Lee saying that his violence towards Mr. Yoon went beyond manslaughter because he continuously assaulted the victim even when the victim was showing signs of abnormal behavior on April 6, the day of the victim’s death.
To backup their demand for harsh sentences, the prosecutors added that the accused soldiers who majored in medicine in college continued their violence towards Mr. Yoon even they knew there was a possibility that further violence could lead to the victim’s death, and that other soldiers voluntarily kept bullying the victim while Mr. Lee, the main culprit, was on leave.
The accused soldiers severely tormented their junior soldier, with gruesome methods including keeping Yoon awake when he had to sleep at night, forcing him to lick spit on the ground and assaulting him in group with fists dozens of times. The bullying at the barracks started on March 8th, and eventually led to Yoon’s death on April 7th.
Comments from Naver:
The death penalty is the right choice. I feel sorry for the late Mr. Yoon.
hus4**** [Responding to above]:
It seems he will be given probation keke
They should mete out this kind of punishment to prevent future occurrences in the army.
This is like Solomon’s choice! Bang~ [sound of judge’s gavel]
Punish someone as a warning to others…so that this won’t happen again in the future.
Death penalty. Bang bang[sound of gavel].
If he’s sentenced to death, make sure it’s actually executed. If he gets life imprisonment, don’t let him go through a special amnesty.
Comments from Daum:
존 패트릭 라이언님:
I hope he definitely ends his life on the gallows.
The judge is the problem.
Don’t just demand punishment. Execute all the condemned criminals.
Well done. We shouldn’t be trying to save these kinds of people.
Execute them by firing squad. What trash.