|For Immediate Release
Case # 06NF1650
August 24, 2007
Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
THEOLOGY STUDENT SENTENCED
TO 16 YEARS TO LIFE FOR STABBING AND
MURDERING HUSBAND WITH KITCHEN KNIFE
SANTA ANA – A 29-year-old theology student received a sentence today of 16 years to life in prison for murdering her husband by stabbing him with a kitchen knife. Jee Hyun Song, Anaheim, was convicted May 10, 2007 of murder with an enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon.
Song and her 24-year-old husband, Dong Uk Kim, were both theology students at Bethesda Christian University in Anaheim, and arrived home at their apartment in Anaheim at approximately 7:30 p.m. on November 10, 2005. Shortly thereafter, Song took a five inch kitchen knife and stabbed her husband once in the center of the chest, piercing his heart. Instead of calling 9-1-1, she waited two hours before calling a female friend to come over to the house. When the friend arrived and saw the dead body, she called the police. Officers arrived at about 10:15 p.m. and found Song’s murdered husband on the living room floor.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Howard Gundy of the Homicide Unit prosecuted this case.