The prosecution has requested the death penalty based on a charge of murder. The captain was found not guilty of the murder charge and guilty of the charge of grossly negligent homicide in the death of 304 passengers.
We will be reviewing the decision and will post more details in the near future.
I am happy to see that the court did not make a mere political decision. The facts, clearly, do not equal murder.
What do you think?
Sean Hayes may be contacted at: [email protected]
Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty. Sean is ranked, for Korea, as one of only two non-Korean lawyers as a Top Attorney by AsiaLaw.
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