The manager of a hospital specializing in abortion who deliberately killed a 34-week-old fetus by cesarean section after receiving a request for an abortion operation was also sentenced to prison in the appeals court.
The 5th Criminal Division of the Seoul High Court sentenced Choi, the head of the hospital’s administrative department, to three years in prison, as in the first trial, who was handed over to trial on charges of murder and body damage.
In March 2019, Choi took the fetus of the 34th week pregnant woman by cesarean section at the obstetrics and gynecology department that he actually runs, and immersed the baby in water to die, and handed over the corpse to trial on charges of medical waste and incineration. lost
Choi claimed that he did not know that the baby would be born alive, but the first and appeals courts found him guilty of murder.
The court of appeals said, “Knowing that the survival rate is very high during caesarean section and that the fetus will be killed by the obstetrician-gynecologist Yoon, in this case, he persuaded the patient to have an abortion and received more than ten times the normal cost of the operation before proceeding with the operation. instructed,” he pointed out.
Park, an anesthesiologist, who was handed over to the trial along with Choi, was sentenced to a fine of 10 million won as in the first trial for falsely writing records.
Doctor Yoon, who was first handed over to trial, was also sentenced to three years and six months in prison.