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Topic : Mother gets 15-year prison term for killing infant son
2023호 3면
 
TITLE : Mother gets 15-year prison term for killing infant son

Mother gets 15-year prison term for killing infant son


Mother in South Korea gets 15-year prison term for killing infant son |  Inquirer News

 

 

A 15-year prison sentence has been confirmed for a mother in her 20s who killed her two-month son by pressing the child with her body.

 

The Daejeon High Court said the 25-year-old mother, who had been convicted of child murder, did not file a petition for appeal. She confessed that she pressed him for a significant time because he wouldn't stop crying.

 

The defendant committed the crime while undergoing an appeals trial over another child abuse case involving her two other children, who were the older siblings of the dead infant.

 

The defendant claimed that she had no intention to kill her child, but the court said "considering the fact that she has already given birth to two other children and raised them beforehand, the defendant must have been aware of the possible consequences of her actions."

 

Both the defendant and the prosecution filed an appeal against the ruling of the first trial, but the court dismissed both appeals and maintained a 15-year prison term.

 


Source: https://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20230221000585

 

Comprehension

How old is the mother who has been confirmed to be sentenced in prison for 15 years?
The mother of the infant who had died is convicted of what criminal case?
How did the mother kill her child?
How many children does the mother have?
What did the court say when the mother claimed that she had no intention of killing her child?

Discussion

How do you feel about the article?
Do you think it’s reasonable to kill a child just because he/she cried?
Do you think there’s another reason why the mother killed her child?
What is the importance of being family oriented?
Are there many cases of child murder or child abuse in your country?
What do you think is the reason behind it?
Do you think years of prison would be enough to compensate for taking away a person’s life?
Is there any agency or department in your country that support and rescue any women or child abuse cases?

Vocabulary

Sentence- refers to the jail or prison time ordered after conviction
Convict/ Convicted- a person who has been found guilty — convicted — of a crime and is serving a sentence in prison. When you convict (accent on the second syllable) someone of a crime, you find them guilty.
Petition to appeal- outlines the reasons why a verdict should be reviewed by an appellate court. A petition to appeal can be filed by either the respondent or the petitioner.
Defendant- in criminal cases, is the person accused of the crime. In civil cases, the defendant is the person or entity that is being sued by the plaintiff.
Prosecution- refers to the lawyers in a trial who try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime.