[UPDATE] Prosecutors Appeal for Harsher Sentence for K-Pop's Ladies' Code Manager, Found Guilty of Killing EunB, RiSE and Injuring Sojung
Prosecutors are appealing the year and a two month sentence given to Ladies’ Code manager and asking for a harsher sentence. Known only by his last name, Park was found guilty of causing the fatal car crash that killed groups members, EunB and RiSE and seriously injured another member, Sojung.
The prosecutor's office has appealed the sentence and seeks a harsher sentence for the manager. However, Parks legal representatives have also appealed the court’s sentence, believing that the current sentence is too harsh and they are seeking less prison time.
The accident took place on September 3, while Park was driving the group back to Seoul from Daegu. A police investigation determined that Park was driving at least 20 miles over the speed limit and since the road was slick from rain, he should have been moving at a slower speed.
"Because the speed seemed too fast, I had stepped on the brake, but the car slipped,” Park said during the police investigation. He also told investigators that the back wheel had fallen off of the vehicle, causing the accident. However, it was later discovered that the back wheel fell off after the accident had already occurred.
The 27-year-old Park was arrested on November 12 and was facing a two and half year prison sentence if found guilty. In his first hearing with the court, he acknowledged his role in the deaths of the two girls but tried to plead with the court to consider the lengths he took after the accident had happened. However, after his confession and additional evidence coming to light, he was deemed guilty on all charges.
The groups record label, Polaris Entertainment, has remained neutral throughout the court proceedings.© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.