Serial Killer Says 21 Victims was Just a Beginning

      September 06, 2004 20:38

      Serial killer Yoo Young-chul (below in the left) arrives at Seoul Central Court for his first trial under the strict guard of police. Yoo was arrested and indicted on charges of killing 21 people. /Yonhap

      Suspected serial killer 34-year-old Yoo Young-chul, who allegedly murdered 21 women, stated Monday in his first trial at Seoul Central Court's 21st Criminal Division that, "The media keeps saying that I've murdered so many people, but to me it was only a mere start."

      Yoo was dressed not in a regular prison uniform but in black shirt, pants, and dress shoes and had grown a beard. Though Yoo admitted to most of the claims made against him, he pointed out that some of the information regarding the identity of the victims or the exact time and place of the killing "was not correct," and took the time of taking out his own notes for comparison.

      While questioning, the prosecutor pointed out that, "Yoo stated he would continue killing until he reached 100 if he hadn't been caught," and Yoo replied, "I had no intention of stopping the killing." However, when asked if he still thought that the victims deserved to die as he had stated in previous inspections, he answered no and added, "Though I did not have adequate opportunity to express it, I am genuinely sorry," showing a slight change in attitude.

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