A dry cleaner from an Atlanta suburb recently found himself in a strange situation: holding on for dear life on the hood of a speeding car.
It all went down two weeks ago when Elton Kim of Roswell, Ga., saw someone back into his wife’s SUV, which was parked in the lot outside his business. He told the female driver to stop three times and then placed himself in the path of the car.
The woman drove straight for him, prompting Kim to jump on the hood. The driver continued driving down the road for nearly two miles with Kim clinging on the hood, shaking his head in disbelief, as video taken by another driver shows. Continue Reading »
In early 2012, Luke Kang was charged with murdering his mother with a golf club. Kang, a resident of Rancho Cucamonga, was accused of bludgeoning his 60-year-old mother and was arrested at the scene. More than a year after the brutal attack, court proceedings began Wednesday.
Kang, 28, reportedly suffers from mental health problems and is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity to murder charges, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports.
Neighbor Eric Nash was the witness who called authorities after Kang’s father Ezra asked Nash for help. Nash told the courtroom on Thursday that he walked inside the Kang home and encountered a grisly crime scene. Kang’s mother Hannah was lying on the ground, breathing but unable to speak, with massive head injuries.
“I just held her hand and told her help was on the way,” Nash testified. Continue Reading »
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Several prominent South Koreans are accused of falsifying admissions documents in the hopes of getting their kids into schools for foreigners, including former actress Park Sang-ah and former news anchor Noh Hyun-jung.
With the alleged help of an American school staffer, wealthy parents were able to purchase fake documents from brokers. The parents did so in an apparent attempt to “give their children a better chance to develop their foreign language skills,” the Chosun Ilbo reports.
Park and Noh reportedly transferred their children to different schools when news of the police probe broke. Incheon District Prosecutor’s Office is looking to indict Park, Noh and numerous other parents on the charges. Continue Reading »
A one-punch brawl on a beach during an alcohol-soaked Fourth of July Party almost two years ago left one teenager dead and another a soon-to-be convicted felon.
James Malecek will plead guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, a Class C felony, in exchange for a reduced sentence of 145 days behind bars in LaPorte County Jail in Indiana and four years of electronic monitoring, according to news reports.
Malecek, 20, a Chicago resident, fatally punched Kevin Kennelly, 17, during a July 4, 2011, party in Long Beach, Ind. According to police reports, Kennelly attempted to intervene during an argument between Malecek and one of Kennelly’s friends but was accidentally struck by Malecek. Kennelly died from his injuries two days later on July 6.
The altercation may have been triggered by racially insensitive remarks aimed at Malecek’s younger sister, who is also adopted from South Korea. The sister was reportedly wearing a Stars and Stripes bandanna at the Fourth of July beach party when she was subject to racial taunts. Continue Reading »
A Korean female international student based in Los Angeles was recently arrested in a prostitution ring spanning three countries, the Korea Daily Los Angeles reported.
The 25-year-old student was one of 25 madams, or sex brokers arrested for arranging prostitution tours for Korean men in Los Angeles.
Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s international crime unit took into custody the international student, identified as Ms. Hong, in Los Angeles, as well as a Ms. Jeong, 35, in Hong Kong, and charged them with sex trafficking.
Twenty-three prostitutes were also booked but not detained. Of the 23 prostitutes, 19 were based in Los Angeles. Police are targeting an additional 118 suspected sex workers, the majority of whom are based in Los Angeles. Continue Reading »