The Tokyo Metropolitan police has just arrested Chonhyon Park on charges of homicide this Tuesday morning. 41-year-old Park is the assistant editor-in-chief of Kodansha‘s Morning magazine, and was an editor of the popular anime and manga series Attack on Titan manga series.
According to the Criminal Investigation Division, Park allegedly strangled his wife, 38-year-old Kanako Park, to death in the early morning on August 9, 2016 at their home in the Bunkyō ward of Tokyo. Later on at around around 2:45 a.m. that same morning, Park dialed 911 and told them that when he arrived home, he had found his wife unresponsive at the bottom of the stairs near an entrance to their home. She was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
In the report Park claimed that his wife killed her self by hanging but an autopsy report showed signs of strangulation around her neck. There was also security camera footage showing no signs of an intruder entering their home. The couple including their four children were home at the time of the incident.
Kodansha has stated that “Park maintains his innocence. We await the results of the investigation and are dealing with this incident with the utmost caution.”
It’s sad when you hear about people who are SUPPOSE to love and cherish one another killing one or the other. To top it off these four kids lost both parents not just one, one to murder and the other to the system. Hopefully justice is served quick for this scumbag.