By Jun Ji-hye
A 56-year-old woman has been sentenced to a suspended prison term for assaulting her 89-year-old mother-in-law after discovering her husband had recently had sex with a prostitute while overseas.
According to judiciary officials, Friday, the Daejeon District Court sentenced the woman to two-and-a-half years in prison, suspended for three years, for the attack, Thursday. She was also sentenced to 80 hours of community service.
The woman was brought to trial for pulling her mother-in-law's hair, throwing her to the ground and spitting in her face on April 13, 2019.
The assailant did so in a fit of anger after she learned that she had contracted a sexually transmitted disease from her husband who had had unprotected sex with the prostitute.
While assaulting the mother-in-law, the assailant reportedly said "You deserve punishment because you raised your son wrong."
The 56-year-old also made a video call to her husband to show him the scene in which she made the mother-in-law kneel down and threatened the old woman with a weapon.
The 89-year-old suffered injuries, including concussion, requiring two weeks of medical treatment in hospital.
During trial, the 56-year-old claimed she had only visited her mother-in-law and made a video call to her husband to ask him not to have an affair again, rejecting all the charges against her.
But the court found her guilty based on testimonies from police officers who responded to the scene.
"The assailant rejected the charges against her and did not show regret for her wrongdoing despite injuring her aged mother-in-law and threating her with a weapon," the court said in its verdict. "She has also failed to receive the forgiveness of the victim."