New York detectives have concluded the investigation in Young Kun Kim’s murder, the Asian studies professor who was savagely beaten on Sunday. The assailant claimed he had no memory of the attack and blamed everything on bad spirits.
‘Bad Mojo’ New York Man Kills Asian Studies Professor for $300
On Wednesday, New York police officers arrested 50-year-old Matthew Lee and charged him with assault and robbery. Lee’s arrest came soon after the authorities reviewed the security recordings.
According to NYPD, the attack occurred just outside Citibank located at 2650 Broadway, Upper Manhattan.
Based on the surveillance tape, Lee approached Professor Young Kun Kim from behind and punched him in the head. Before escaping, Lee stole $300 from Kim’s wallet.
The male victim was found by a passerby who called the authorities. Kim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
According to the authorities, the victim was placed on life support upon his arrival, as he was in critical condition. Young, who turned 87 this year, passed away later that day.
Following Young’s death, Lee’s charges were upgraded to first-degree murder.
During his questioning, Lee’s responses puzzled the detectives. According to the case report, when Lee was asked about the attack, he claimed he had no memory of what occurred that evening.
More than that, Lee blamed everything that happened on supernatural forces. He ended his statement by saying that his lawyer will provide additional details.
Following the news of Young’s death, students and teachers from the Lehman College flooded social media with heartwarming messages.
Jose Luiz Cruz, Lehman College’s president, declared that the death of the Asian studies teacher was unjustifiable and that the culprit must pay.
Eric Schwartz, the professor’s neighbor, told a local news outlet that he would have given anything to be there and defend Young.
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