A South Korean woman has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing and dismembering a woman to death last May.
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Jung Yoo Jung, 23, told police that she killed her victim “out of curiosity,” being obsessed with the idea of “attempted murder,” BBC News reported.
She used a dating app to contact her victim, an English teacher.
The Crown sought the death penalty, but in the end the judge chose life imprisonment as the most appropriate sentence.
During the trial, Ms Jung claimed in court that she had searched for a victim “for months” using a mobile English lessons app.
Finally, in May, her attention focused on the 26-year-old English teacher living in Busan, whom she killed by stabbing her more than 100 times.
She then dismembered her victim and took a taxi to dump the woman’s remains near a river north of the city.
When she confessed in June to the murder, the accused stated that the “true crime” TV series could have been her inspiration.
According to authorities, the defendant’s browsing history showed searches over several months regarding the murders and how to dispose of the body.
The taxi driver was the first to inform the police.
Ms. Jung was also filmed on surveillance cameras disposing of the victim’s body.
When the judge issued his ruling on Friday, he said the killing “spread fear in society that a person will be a victim of murder without cause.”