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  • '8th Hwaseong Murder Case' To Be Reopened
A man surnamed Yoon, who may have been wrongly convicted for one of the cases in the "Lee Chun-jae serial murder case"

A man surnamed Yoon, who may have been wrongly convicted for one of the cases in the "Lee Chun-jae serial murder case"

One of the so-called Lee Chun-jae serial murder cases will be reopened following developments that indicated an innocent man may have been wrongly convicted.

The Suwon District Court has decided to retry the case after new evidence showed that a 53-year-old man surnamed Yoon could have been mistakenly charged for the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl in September 1988, which was classified as the eighth of the 10 killings in Hwaseong between 1986 and 1991.

Yoon was released on parole in 2009 after spending 20 years in prison.

He accused the police of coercing him into making a false confession during the past investigation.

The court plans to retry the case in March after holding a preparatory session with the prosecution and the defendant's attorneys next month.■

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