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Jury Finds Hyungseok Koh Not Guilty in Son's Murder

Koh was accused of killing his 22-year-old son, Paul Koh, in 2009.

Hyungseok Koh was found not guilty by a Cook County jury Monday on all counts related to the death of his 22-year-old son, Paul Koh, in 2009, the Chicago Tribune reports. 

Koh had allegedly confessed to the murder, but his lawyer sowed doubt in the jurors' minds that Koh, whose native language is Korean, fully understood what police were asking him, the article says. 

The alleged confession came while Koh was in police custody shortly after his son's April 16, 2009 death, when Paul Koh was found stabbed in the doorway of the Kohs’ Birch Road home.

Northbrook Police responded to the Koh residence around 3:44 a.m. that day after Hyungseok Koh called 911. When they arrived, Koh ran out of his garage door screaming, then brought officers to his front door, where his son lay dead in a pool of blood, according to court documents.

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gviewresident December 28, 2012 at 01:50 AM
the real killer? take a look at the transcripts from court and testimonies from all the experts. before condemning someone to hell and making generalizations based on little bits of details you get from the news, i'd get all the facts first. i'm confident that if you did, you will reconsider these conclusions - just as the jury did with their very quick and unanimous not guilty verdict.
Riely January 09, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Some of the officers that arrived on the scene are straight crooks and didnt even properly investigate the murder.Heres a 6 minute video of the whole thing on how police didnt even investigate and they even left evidence there.His DNA was on no murder weapon or anything http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrYfPfgtgJ8
Silvio Dante January 09, 2013 at 08:31 PM
The police officers on the scene were straight crooks and left evidence at the crime scene? Does that mean that the real killer is still on the loose? Omg, I am starting to get very worried now. Oh please. Will someone please tell me who killed this young man? I shouldn't be so upset. People get away with murder everyday. Why should Northbrook be any different. I am sure those experts called on behalf of the defense were paid experts. Bottom line, good lawyering by the defense. Worth every penny. Has Mr. Koh been working on his English since returning home? After 25 years, that would be nice. Perhaps he could then give an interview and tell his side of the story and convince everyone who feels he is guilty. In the meantime, there is no justice for this young man. Someone cut his throat and it wasn't the boogieman.
Riely January 10, 2013 at 03:15 AM
I read more into it and I read the son had a mental illness.Very sad and i hope they find the person
Silvio Dante January 10, 2013 at 03:49 AM
I have a feeling we all know who the "person" is. Is the mental illness that he smoked marijuana? If so, there are 1000s of kids in NBK with the same mental illness. That should have no relation to the fact that someone slit his throat. You can't call that suicide if that is indeed what you are referring to.

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