South Korea jails man for 40 years in high-profile stalking, murder case

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SEOUL: A South Korean court sentenced a man to 40 years in prison on Tuesday (Feb 7) for murdering a woman he had stalked for years, in a high-profile case that prompted calls for legal reform. Seoul's Central District Court found 31-year-old Jeon Joo-hwan guilty of killing a former colleague in revenge af

SEOUL: A South Korean court sentenced a man to 40 years in prison on Tuesday for murdering a woman he had stalked for years, in a high-profile case that prompted calls for legal reform.

On Sep 14 last year, a day before Jeon was due to be sentenced for stalking the woman, he stabbed her to death in a public restroom at a subway station in central Seoul, the court found. The killing prompted South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol, the country's former top prosecutor, to call on the justice ministry to improve laws on stalking to"better protect the victims and ensure such crimes won't happen again".

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