Hwaseong, Gyeonggi

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The high school graduation photo of Lee Chun-jae, left, and a facial composite of the Hwaseong serial killer / Korea Times

Suwon, South Korea (vhttdlvinhphuc.vn)A South Korean man admitted in court Monday that he murdered 14 women & girls three decades ago in one of the country"s most notorious serial killing cases -- và said he was surprised he wasn"t caught earlier.

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Lee Chun-jae confessed lớn the killings in front of Yoon, the only person ever convicted of any of the murders.
"I didn"t think the crimes would be buried forever," 57-year-old Lee told a court in the South Korean city Suwon. He confessed to lớn the murders last year khổng lồ the police, but this is the first time he has publicly discussed the killings.
Yoon -- whose full name is not being published due to a South Korean law that protects the privacy of suspects và criminals -- was released in 2008, after spending 20 years in prison for the 1988 rape và murder of a 13-year-old girl.
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30 years ago, he was wrongfully convicted of murder. Now police have apologized for forcing hyên to lớn make a false confession
In July, Gyeonggi Nambu Provicial Police Agency chief Bae Yong-ju admitted that during the initial investigation in 1989, police assaulted Yoon and coerced him into making a false confession. An official document noted that a witness was present during Yoon"s confession -- but Bae said that was not the case.
"We bow down and apologize to all victims of the crimes of Lee Chun-jae, families of victims, và victims of police investigations, including Yoon," Bae said Thursday, noting others had suffered from "police malpractice" during the initial Hwaseong investigation.

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Bae also said authorities concluded Lee was responsible for all 10 killings that took place between 1986 và 1991 in Hwaseong.

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Yoon said Monday that he needed time to digest what had happened in court. Yoon has previously said that he feels frustrated about all the years of injustice & wants to lớn live sầu the rest of his life as an innocent man.