Man Frames Octopus for Murder or Vice-Versa, Trial Ongoing in South Korea


It was the third tenicle on the right that did it…..

In Incheon, South Korea, a bizarre murder trial is taking place surrounding the 2010 death of a 22 year-old woman, referred to as Ms. Y.  The defendant is her boyfriend, 31 year-old Mr. K.  Prosecutors are demanding that Mr. K be sentenced to death for her murder.

With a key piece of evidence missing, he must convince the court of his side of the story: an octopus did it.


During the trial on 3 September the prosecution explained that “defendant K had committed a brutal crime which was premeditated.”

They went on to say “witness testimony will show that K’s guilt is clear.  This man’s method was so perfect that, he could have potentially committed this crime multiple times.  Therefore we are demanding the death penalty.”

According to the testimony, in April 2010, after purchasing an octopus Mr. K checked into a motel with his then-girlfriend Ms. Y.  Mr. K claims that “she was eating Sannakji when she collapsed and stopped breathing.”  The police were sent to the scene where Ms. Y was found dead.

Sannakji is octopus served so fresh that it is still twitching on the plate when you eat it.  It’s a somewhat popular Asian dish, which is also well known for its risk of choking. Since the suckers on the octopus’ tentacles may still function, it can easily get lodged in the throat if not chewed properly.

This was believed to be what happened to Ms. Y.  Since her death was determined to be accidental, no autopsy was performed and her body was cremated shortly after.

Afterwards, the family of Ms. Y noticed that she had taken out a life insurance policy (as all 22 year-olds do?) one month before her death.  And the beneficiary was none other than her lover, Mr. K.  As a result of the policy he stood to gain 200,000,000 won (US$175,000).

The family then requested the case be reopened.

by The Punjapit Alliance

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