Yoo Young-chul

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Yoo Young-Chul
Background information
Born 18 Aprile 1970 (1970-04-18) (age 44)
Gochang, Jeollanam-do, Sooth Korea
Penalty Daith
Killings
Nummer o victims 21
Kintra Sooth Korea
Date apprehendit Julie 2004

Yoo Young-chul (born in 18 Aprile 1970) is a Sooth Korean serial killer an sel-confessed cannibal. Although he admittit tae murtherin 21 fowk, maistly prostitutes an wealthy auld men, the Seoul Central Destrict Court convictit him o 20 murthers (ane case wis dismissed on a technicality). Yoo burned three an mutilatit at least 11 o his victims, admittin he ate the livers o some o them. He committit his creemes atween September 2003 an Julie 2004, when he wis arrestit. Yoo explained his motives in front of a TV camera sayin "Weemen shouldna be sluts, an the rich shoud ken wha they'e duin." He wis sentencit to death on June 19, 2005 by the Supreme Court.

His case, which appalled Sooth Koreans, haes fueled the debate on caipital punishment in Sooth Korea. Although the daith penalty is still permissible unner law, it haes no been carriet oot syne 1997. It appeared caipital punishment micht be abolished prior tae Yoo's arrest, but support for the daith penalty haes grown syne then.

The Seoul Central Destrict Court said: "Murthers o as mony as 20 fowk are unprecedentit in the naition an a vera serious crime. The daith penalty is inevitable for Yoo in licht o the enormous pains inflictit on the faimilies concerned an the entire society."

Leet o events an his early creemes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1988: Theft
  • 1991: Theft (sentencit 10 months in jail)
  • 23 Juin 1993: Marriet his girlfriend
  • 1993: Theft (sentencit 8 months in jail)
  • 26 October 1994: His son wis born
  • 1995: Sellin illegal pornografie (sentencit 3 million KRW)
  • 1998: Theft, forgery, identity theft (sentencit 2 years in jail)
  • 2000: Child sexual abuis (rape) (sentencit 3 years 6 months in jail)
  • 27 October 2000: Divorcit bi his wife
  • 11 September 2003: Released frae jail

Killin spree[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1st, 24 September 2003 (victims age 72, 67), Gangnam-gu, Seoul: Stabbit the first victim's neck an hit the victim's heid wi his hammer (4kg), an killed the seicont victim (the first victim's wife) wi his hammer.
  • 2nt, 9 October 2003 (victims age 85, 60, 35), Jongno-gu, Seoul: Killed three fowk wi the hammer
  • 3rd, 16 October 2003 (victim age 60), Gangnam-gu, Seoul: Hit the victim's heid wi the hammer. Later the victim wis foond bi her son at 13:30 but dee'd at 14:00.
  • 4t, 18 November 2003 (victims age 53, 87, baby), Jongro-gu, Seoul: Killed the three fowk wi the hammer, got hurt when he treed open a safe, an burned doun the hoose tae destroy evidence.
  • On 11 Dizember 2003, Yoo met a new girlfriend (escort girl) but later she foond oot Yoo's leet o creemes an tauld Yoo no tae see her again. He then decidit tae kill escort girls as a revenge.
  • 5t, 16 Mairch 2004 (victim age 23), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Killed an escort girl bi chokin, mutilatit the body, trashed them on a trail near Sogang Varsity.
  • 6t, Aprile or Mey, 2004 (victim unkent), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Lured an escort girl tae his apairtment, beat the victim unconscious wi a hammer, decapitatit the victim in a bathroom, smashed the victim's heid, mutilatit the body, then disposed o the body in a construction steid near Bongwon Temple in Seodaemun-gu.
  • 7t, May, 2004 (victim age 25), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Same procedur as the 6t creeme.
  • 8t, 1 Juin 2004 (victim age 35), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Same procedur as the 6t creeme.
  • 9t, early Juin, 2004 (victim unkent), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Same procedur as the 6t creeme.
  • 10t, 9 Juin 2004 (victim age 26), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Same procedur as the 6t creeme.
  • 11t, 18 Juin 2004 (victim age 27), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Same procedur as the 6t creeme.
  • 12t, 25 Juin 2004 (victim age 28), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Same procedur as the 6t creeme.
  • 13t, 2 Julie 2004 (victim age 26), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Same procedur as the 6t creeme.
  • 14t, 9 Julie 2004 (victim age 24 frae Aesongi escort), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Same procedur as the 6t creeme.
  • 15t, 13 Julie 2004 (victim age 27 frae Aesongi escort), Mapo-gu, Seoul: Same procedur as the 6t creeme.
  • At 5am, 15 Julie 2004, Yoo wis captured bi polis near Grand-mart in Mapo-gu, Seoul.

In film[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Chaser (2008), a featur film luisely based on Yoo's story.

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