|"The accused admitted during police questioning he kept wielding the knife at her when the woman fell to the ground." gettyimagesbank|
By Park Han-sol, Park Si-soo
A man in his 60s has been jailed for eight years for the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend, who had made a legal issue of his arbitrary filming of their sexual acts.
Judge Oh Sang-yong of Seoul Southern District Court made the ruling on Monday.
According to court documents, the man, identified only by his surname Kim, was on trial in December for recording his sexual acts with the victim without her consent three months earlier. The man allegedly went to the estranged girlfriend's home armed with a knife and stabbed her and her son, who came out after hearing her scream.
The two suffered non-life threatening injuries and police, called by neighbors, caught the man.
The accused claimed the attack was "accidental," denying the prosecution's claim that his possession of a knife meant he was planning to kill her.
But Judge Oh said the accused "admitted during police questioning he kept wielding the knife at her when the woman fell to the ground. He didn't stop it when the victim was trying to defend herself with an umbrella."
However, the court cleared the accused of attempted arson, due to lack of evidence.