SMH: South Korean Couple Convicted Of Starving Premature Newborn While Feeding Their Internet Addiction

- By Bossip Staff

"South Korean couple let their premature newborn die from malnutrition while they played a video game caring for a virtual baby"

A South Korean couple were convicted Friday of abandoning their newborn daughter, who starved to death while they addictively played an online game raising a virtual child.

The husband, a 41-year-old taxi driver, and his 25-year-old wife were sentenced to two years in prison, but the woman’s term was suspended because she is pregnant.

The couple played at Internet cafes on average 10 hours every day and bottle-fed their baby only once a day, prosecutors said in an affidavit.

The girl, who was born prematurely and weighed 5 pounds (2.25 kilograms), was often fed rotten formula and was beaten when she cried out of hunger, the affidavit said.

They found her dead when they returned to their home in Suwon, just south of Seoul, after an all-night gaming session last September, the ruling said. They hid at a relative’s home after a autopsy found the baby died of malnutrition.

“This constitutes an inhumane crime where the defendants abandoned even the most basic responsibilities as parents, and is unforgivable beyond any excuse or reason,” the Suwon District Court said in the ruling.

The mother will avoid jail time if she stays out of trouble for three years. The couple, who have only been identified by their surnames, Kim, have seven days to appeal.

The case shocked South Korea and raised concern over the severity of online gaming and Internet addiction in the nation of 49 million. The government says there are 2 million “Internet addicts” in the nation considered one of the world’s most technologically wired.

SMH. One feeding a day for a 5 lb newborn??? Rotten formula??? Beating a crying infant???

This is ridiculous — sounds like they didn’t really want that premature baby. Does two years in jail seem like a light sentence to you? With a suspended sentence for the mother? Them folks need to be put UNDER the jail for killing their baby.

BTW having the last name Kim in Korea is like being a Smith or Johnson in the U.S. These people’s identity is very safe.

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  • What is the world coming to?

    old news …

  • wowzah

    that’s really sad

  • 6 Figgaz

    And the bish is pregnant again? F*cked up man. FAR TOO MANY unfit parents in this world…

  • http://unlimitedwhispers.com Deirdre B Pride

    They need to take the baby that’s on the way. If it would have happened in the US, they would have gotten a way more harsh of a punishment.

  • Air It Out!!!

    ^^^^STORIES

  • ishie
  • WHADUP

    THEY HAVE TO SEND THESE MUTH****** IN NORTH KOREA.
    That will be A punishment.

  • LYRICS

    IF ONLY THERE WAS A SCREENIN’ PROCESS FOR POTENTIAL PARENTS B/C THERE ARE PPL OUT THERE WHO WOULD DO NETHIN’ 2 HAVE A CHILD OF THEIR OWN N’ PPL KILL THEIR (OWN) BABIES/KIDS AS EASILY AS THEY WIP THEIR AZZ!! **SMH**

  • KIARA

    DAT A D.MN SHAM3 D3Y A.S N33D 2 ROT N JAIL

  • H

    Unless ANOTHER South Korean family did this to their baby, raising the SAME internet virtual child, this is very old news. And I really don’t see this as a likely coincidence, but who knows.

  • Pam#2

    this is like, MONTHS old but still, why on earth were they playing with a virtual baby when they had a real baby at home? EPIC FAIL.

  • DEZIRE

    The couple JUST received sentencing….pay attention people…lol!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nyob

    I guess the real-life baby wasn’t as much “fun” as a virtual baby that they could interact with on their timetable.

    Too bad people don’t have to obtain a Certificate of Parental Competency before they procreate. These two should never be allowed on the internet again or at least until their next child is grown. Shame on them.

  • http://healthyblackqueens.com Healthy Black Queens

    These people are fertile and there are millions of loving couples worldwide who can’t have biological children. Where’s the fairness in that?

  • sholla21

    Old news.
    I can’t believe they only got 2 years. SMH.

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    let me get this straight…they abuse their real child but neglect the real child to raise an online virtual child?? this b.i.t.c.h. is pregnant again and all the husband got was 2 years!!

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