The Supreme Court has ruled that insurance should be paid to a husband who was put on trial for the murder of his full-term wife, a Cambodian national, who was found not guilty after she was put on trial for the murder of a full-term wife in a car accident.

On the 2th of last month, the Supreme Court's Second Division (presiding judge Lee Dong-won) confirmed the dismissal of the original judgment that ruled in favor of some of the plaintiffs in the appeal of a lawsuit filed by Mr. A and his daughter against the Saemaul Treasury Association for payment of deductions worth more than 19 million won.

In August 2, Mr. A was driving a van when he crashed into a truck parked on the shoulder of the road.

The accident killed his passenger, his Cambodian wife, B, who was seven months pregnant.

The prosecution brought murder charges to trial based on the fact that Mr. A had made several insurance contracts worth a total of 2014.8 billion won to his wife, and that a sleep-inducing drug ingredient was detected in his wife's blood.

During the trial, Mr. A's side argued that he "caused the accident by driving drowsy."

The first trial acquitted him due to lack of evidence, and the second trial sentenced Mr. A to life imprisonment, admitting the charges of murder and fraud due to the circumstances of the additional insurance.

However, the Supreme Court acquitted Mr. A of murder and fraud after a quashing hearing.

However, under the Special Law for the Handling of Traffic Accidents, he pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter and confirmed the original trial that sentenced him to two years in prison.

Since then, Mr. A has been pursuing claims against several insurance companies.

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