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‘Killer heels’ considered weapons, court rules

“Killer heels” are famous for the discomfort they cause fashion-conscious women, but now a local court has ruled that they can be considered weapons.

Suwon District Court Judge Lee Jun-cheol on Wednesday issued a sentence of 18 months jail time, suspended for two years, to a 26-year-old woman who beat another woman with her heels, accepting the argument that their use exacerbated the offense.

The defendant hit a 19-year-old woman several times with her 12-centimeter heels after spotting the victim and her boyfriend together at a night club in April. The victim was hospitalized with an injury requiring four weeks’ treatment.

“High heels are dangerous. But the defendant used them repeatedly to attack a person, which is an act going beyond a threat,” the judge said.

By Bae Ji-sook (baejisook@heraldcorp.com)
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