Haiwai.com, November 6th . The Korea Daily and Chosun Ilbo reported that on November 2, a 23-year-old South Korean man named Kim was sentenced to 30 years in prison by the Supreme Court on suspicion of murder and hiding his body. He was a 23-year-old accomplice. Bian was sentenced to 25 years. It is reported that Jin once set up an illegal organization to take in minors who ran away from home and instigate them to commit crimes. During the period, he cooperated with Bian and brutally killed the 16-year-old member who surrendered to the police.
Jin formed an illegal organization called “Runaway Gang” in order to use minors to commit illegal acts. Taking advantage of minors’ inability to solve the weakness of food and lodging independently, phishing messages such as “providing shelter and quick and easy money making methods” are uploaded on social networks to lure and coerce minors who run away from home. In order to prevent the search agency from discovering what he was doing, Kim always used the nickname “Mr. Li” among teenagers who had run away from home, using training as an excuse to commit atrocities against the teenagers and abet them to commit theft.
The victim A once joined the “Runaway Gang” to eat and live with Jin for one year. Because of Jin’s successive instigation of crimes, 16-year-old A chose to escape from the “Runaway Gang” and surrendered to the police and confessed his crime. At the same time, A also provided the police with the content of the dialogue between himself and Kim. Jin and Bian plan to kill A who is worried that they will be punished. After Bian pretends to be a tattoo artist, he approaches A and lures him to the warehouse before committing a crime. After Kim and Bian killed A, they secretly buried the body near the cemetery in Yeshan, Osan City, Gyeonggi-do. After hiding the body, the two had no intention of repentance and even took pictures of the body to show off.
In the first instance of this case, Jin had been convicted as the prime culprit for “previously simulating a criminal act before committing a planned and organized crime with extremely cruel homicide” and he assumed full responsibility. In this appeal trial, the Supreme Court also found that “Jin had formulated a strict criminal plan and implemented it in this case, and the nature of the crime was very bad”. The verdict maintained the original verdict of the first instance and sentenced A to 30 years in prison and 20 years of electronic shackles. The accomplice Bian was also sentenced to 25 years in prison for “playing an important role in the crime of seducing A and leading to his death” by the court. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison and required to wear electronic shackles.
According to the Chosun Ilbo, in June 2019, a male corpse with bones was found on a wild mountain in Osan, Gyeonggi Province. The police believed that the homicide was more suspected and set up a special team to investigate. The autopsy results showed that the victim was a teenager between 15 and 17, which aroused social concern. Two months later, Jin and Bian were identified by the police as criminal suspects. At that time, they were detained in detention centers and training centers for other crimes.