A woman who reported stalking and a man in his 40s who brandished a weapon at his son to death have been given a heavy sentence.

Today (11th), the 1st Criminal Division of the West Jiwon Division of the Daegu District Court (presiding judge Lim Dong-han) sentenced Mr. A, who is in his 40s, to 40 years in prison after he was put on trial for murder, attempted murder, attempted gross rape, and attempted serious confinement.

In addition, considering that Mr. A was concerned about re-offending, he was ordered to wear a location tracking electronic device for 20 years and to restrict his employment in institutions related to children, adolescents, and the disabled for 7 years.

Mr. A was put on trial for attempting to kill Mr. B's son and attempting to kill Mr. B by indiscriminately wielding a weapon while arguing at Mr. B's (female, 28s) house in Dalseong-gun, Daegu City around 8 am on the 30th of last month.

He is also accused of forcibly putting Miss B in his car, detaining her, and attempting to sexually assault her.

Earlier, Victim B was assaulted and shocked and could not remember the circumstances of the incident, but the prosecution applied additional charges of confinement and attempted rape through analysis of Miss A's vehicle's dashcam.

The investigation revealed that Mr. A had stalked Mr. B on several occasions in October last year when he informed him of their breakup, and that he had committed the offence when Mr. B reported the stalking against him.

In court, Mr. A pleaded guilty to assaulting and imprisoning Mr. B, but insisted that he had no intent to murder Mr. B and Mr. B's son.

The court reasoned, "Based on the fact that Mr. A thoroughly packed his tools before the crime, searched the route of movement after the crime, and dealt with the injured victims immediately after the crime, it appears that he had the intent to kill."

"Mr. A, with abnormal jealousy and distorted anger, committed the stalking followed by the brutal crime. In particular, the victim child, who is only 10 years old, was mercilessly killed for interfering with the crime, and the guilt is very heavy."

The court continued, "The accused has not shown any remorse, making excuses that the victim child approached him and stabbed him in the chest. The defendant's crimes are antisocial and anti-humanity," he explained the reasons for sentencing.

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