Saturday, 31 January 2009

Quick hit: Divorces cause women-hating killing sprees in South Korea

From Stuff's international section this morning, one of the worst excuses for murder I've seen in a while:
The suspect had confessed to killing the seven women between 2006 and 2008 after his wife died in 2005, "leaving him in despair that made him wander mindless through the country, developing the urge to kill women on sight," Park quoted the man as saying.


The country's worst case of serial killing was the murder of 21 women about five years ago by a man in Seoul who said he was driven by rage after being divorced from his wife.

Very sad. I hope they get the mental health care they clearly need, because rotting in prison without it probably won't make things any better.


Anna said...

Relationship/family troubles so often seem to end in this sort of awful incident - I'm thinking also of the death of the little Melbourne girl.

Going a bit crazy after a breakup is by no means a male-only thing, but expressing this as violence often seems to be. I don't know whether this is or isn't something to do with men feeling it's not masculine to grieve about the end of a relationship.

The ex-expat said...

Based on my experience of the Korean health system the answer would be no

Anna said...

Are you meaning that the mental health system isn't up to scratch?