An arrest warrant is up against a man who allegedly murdered his wife using a Japanese sword, The Korea Times’ sister paper, Hankook Ilbo reported.
The said warrant was filed by the Seoul Southern District Court on Sept. 5.
The suspect, surnamed Jang, was already under the custody of the police after he killed his wife he was separated from. The woman has already filed for divorce.
Jang talked to the victim through the phone, telling her to get their kids’ belongings left at his house. She headed the suspect’s request and went there with her father.
A quarrel sparked between the couple regarding divorce. The victim told her father to take a video of the happenings.
Furious, the suspect unexpectedly got a sword and attacked the woman. The sword measuring a meter long was reportedly under his possession as a gift.
But the suspect claimed the incident was vague to him when he was interviewed by the police. He said he “completely lost his mind,” although Hankook Ilboo’s report said he is not under the influence of alcohol or mental illness history.
Someone from the internet said they were friends with the suspect’s wife saying the woman had suffered domestic violence. According to the friend, the wife has complained that Jang has used to track her location, banned her inside their house, and hurt her even with the presence of their children. There were also instances in the past when the suspect had used the sword to frighten the wife, making her decide to get her children and live with her parents.
On the day of the incident, the friend said that the victim, although afraid, came to the suspect’s house with her father. The suspect reportedly wanted his wife to cut the divorce suit to which the latter refused, prompting Jang to take out the sword. The wife’s father failed in his attempt to calm the suspect down.
The victim’s family are now demanding heavy punishment against the suspect.