Earlier this month, the devastating news of a 9-year-old boy who passed away after suffocating in a suitcase for 7 hours at the hands of his step-mother made headlines all over Korea.
Well, KBS‘s Informants uncovered exactly what the step-mother was doing while her step-son was locked up in a suitcase as “punishment for lying.”
According to a restaurant employee, the step-mother was spotted at the restaurant with friends.
She came about three times during the span of two weeks. One time, she came as four women, another time, she came with children, and the third time, she came wearing a yellow dress.
The CCTV footage prove that she was at the restaurant having an enjoyable time with friends, and after arguing over who would pay for the meal, they proceeded to a cafe.
After spending another two hours at the cafe, the step-mother returned home and kept the 9-year-old stepson in the suitcase for another 4 hours.
While citizens were already outraged that the step-mother could so cruelly lock her 9-year-old boy in a suitcase for 7 hours which ultimately led to his passing, they are now shocked to see how unfazed she was by her own behavior.
A neighboring resident who witnessed the boy being carried out by the ambulance even testified,
I saw the boy getting carried out. Normally, the mother would be freaking out. But the step-mother was just standing there with her handbag.
I think the fact that she locked him up in that suitcase is a senseless act with the intent to murder. Whenever I see a suitcase, I get angry and I start tearing up.