Lee Eun Mi may not have been a household name in music but she certainly made headlines back in June after her ex-boyfriend lay-waited until she arrived home and stabbed her 65 times (I kid you not) in the head and stomach. After Lee ended the relationship, obviously because he's psychotic, the man met up with her in hopes of kindling. However, she was reportedly angry at his nuisance and used hurtful words towards him. Cho in return felt horribly rejected which led him to attack and ending up killing her.
The court sentenced him to 17 years in prison. Apparently, it was originally ruled for 20 years but seeing that Cho was "remorseful" for his actions the court cut back 3 years from the sentence. They also considered the fact that he deposited $10,000 USD to Eun Mi's family in an effort to "recover their loss." Excuse me? Since when does money make things better. To be honest, the fact that he's being remorseful is a good thing because he should feel sorry for what he did and it's a sign that he's taking responsibility. However,
as the family of the deceased I would not have taken the money, nor would I lessen his sentence. He should pay the full maximum price for his crime. He stabbed her 65 times. My God!
Lee Eun Mi was a singer and member of the Kpop group Iris. She was only 24 years old. I hope she’ll rest in peace.
What do you think about the sentence, is it fair?