In South Korea US Envoy attacker charged with murder

Prosecutors formally charged the 55-year old with attempted murder, the assault of a foreign envoy, and obstruction of duty.

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Kim Ki-jong, the South Korean who slashed the face of United States envoy, Mark Lippert has been charged with murder.

Prosecutors formally charged the 55-year old with attempted murder, the assault of a foreign envoy, and obstruction of duty.

Last month,  Ki-jong  attacked ambassador Mark Lippert with a fruit knife during a forum on Korean reunification in Seoul. Lippert suffered deep gashes to his face and wrist and was in hospital for 5 days.

If found guilty of attempted murder, he could face life in prison or even the death penalty, which is rarely used in South Korea.

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