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Father gets 8-years for killing daughter

By 박한나

Published : July 7, 2011 - 10:38

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A father was sentenced to 8 years in jail this week for killing his daughter who had condemned him for his financial problems.

The 51-year-old, whose name has not been released, strangled his daughter whilst she was lying on a bed.

Divorced, he had been raising his two children alone. However, the aftermath of the separation had left him mentally scarred and he was unable to work.

The family house was eventually put to auction, leaving the family with no home. His daughter, frustrated with the situation, apparently told him: “Where are we going to go? What about the college application fee? Go out and earn money.”

He apologized but the girl again derided him for his financial incompetency which supposedly caused him to lose control.

Incheon District Court reached their lenient decision after taking into consideration the circumstances.

By Kang Yoon-seung
Intern reporter

<한글 요약>

자신을 무시한 친딸을 살해한 아버지, 징역 8년 선고

한 가장이 자신의 경제적 무능함을 비판한 딸을 살해한 혐의로 징역 8년을 선고 받았다.

얼마 전 이혼한 A씨는, 그 동안 혼자 두 자녀를 양육했다. 하지만 이혼 뒤 경제 수익이 줄어들고 집까지 경매에 넘어가자 가족 간 불화가 잦았던 것으로 나타났다.

하루는 딸이 대학 원서비 등에 대한 대책을 요구하면서 화를 내었고, 조금만 더 견뎌보자는 A씨의 말에 “돈도 못 벌면서”라고 반박하자 자제력을 잃고 딸의 목을 졸라 숨지게 하였다.

인천 지방법원은 피고가 평생 딸을 죽였다는 죄책감에 살아갈 것으로 보인다는 점을 고려하여 징역 8년을 선고하였다.