‘Sindang Station Murder’ Jeon Joo-hwan, 9 years in prison for stalking… Additional crimes barred in first trial

Sindang Station murder suspect Jeon Joo-hwan is transferred from Namdaemun Police Station to the prosecution on the 21st.[사진=연합뉴스]

Jeon Joo-hwan, 31, was sentenced to 9 years in prison in the first case, a suspect in the ‘Shindang Station Stalking Murder Case’, who was transferred to trial on charges of stalking and illegal filming.

On the 29th, the 12th Criminal Division of the Seoul Western District Court (Chief Judge An Dong-beom) held a trial for the first trial of Chun, who was accused of violating the Act on Special Cases Relating to the Punishment of Crimes of Sexual Violence, the Stalking Punishment Act, and the Information and Communications Network Act. The court also ordered Chun to receive 80 hours of stalking treatment and 40 hours of sex offender treatment.

The court said, “During the trial process, the defendant visited the victim and committed the crime in the other way even after submitting a statement of remorse. Considering the punishment, the sentence is higher than” the usual sentence.”

A legal representative for the victim’s family said, “Given the condition of the deceased while he was alive, it is difficult to be satisfied with any punishment, but it seems that a major punishment can be meted out within the current law, so that the soul The deceased may even be comforted a little.”

The case was originally sentenced on the 15th of this month, but the trial was postponed as Chun killed the victim at Sindang Station on the 14th the day before. Earlier, on the 18th of last month, the prosecution asked for a nine-year prison sentence for Chun.

Between November 2019 and October last year, Jeon has been accused of creating anxiety 351 times, including sending an illegally filmed film to Victim A, which was a motive to join the Seoul Transport Corporation, and sending threats and messages.

Also, when the victim prosecuted herself for breaching the Act on Special Cases relating to the Punishment of Crimes of Sexual Violence in October last year (using cameras, etc., threatening to use films, etc.), she was also charged with stalking by sending text messages 21 times from November last year to February this year receiving them The two cases were joined during the trial.

After receiving the victim’s complaint, the police immediately arrested Chun and applied for an arrest warrant, but the court rejected the arrest warrant at the time.

When the prosecution asked for a severe sentence last month, Chun prepared for the murder by accessing the Seoul Transportation Corporation’s internal computer network and finding out the victim’s home address and previous workplace, and killed the victim on the 14th of this month. The police sent Jeon to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors Office on the 21st on charges of revenge murder under the Aggravated Punishment of Specific Crimes Act (Special Charges Act) in general murder.

The prosecution plans to carry out a reinforced investigation through a separate dedicated investigation team, and transfer Chun to trial early next month. The investigation team of the Seoul Central Prosecutors Office, which is in charge of Chun’s murder, said on the same day that Chun’s arrest period was extended to the 10th of next month.

On the other hand, there are also comments that Jeon’s murder will be merged with the previous sex crime case, but the court is expected to judge the case before the murder and the case of revenge murder separately. However, if the appeals trial proceeds after that, the analysis is strong that all the cases will be consolidated and the trial will proceed.

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