Tragic news out of South Korea. A young father allegedly let his two-year-old son die due to negligence. The reason? The father was apparently spending all his time gaming.
According to Yonhap News (via tipster Sang), a 22 year-old man with the last name Chung had been living apart from his wife due to financial difficulties. The wife got a job at a factory, and she moved into the factory's dorms, leaving her husband with their young son.
The couple had met via an online game while still in high school.
However, Daegu city police states that Chung would spend his days and nights at internet cafes, playing online games. He would only check in on his two year-old every two or three days, feeding the child and then leaving to head off to another PC bang (net cafe) or a sauna house, where he could bathe.
On March 7, Chung allegedly found his son dead. He finally disposed of the body in a trash bag on April 11. When his wife asked where their son was, he said the child was at a babysitter's. Chung apparently continued going to net cafes and playing PC games. Kukinews (also via Sang) states that Chung was playing League of Legends and Sudden Attack.
Yonhap News reports that Chung has confessed to causing his son's death.
Update: According to the owner of the net cafe Chung frequented, the father would play for ten hours straight. KBS (via Sang) reports that the father won't get the stiffest criminal charge, but rather, a form of negligence.
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