California man sentenced to 20 years in jail over 1997 murder in Seoul

January 29, 2016 9:17 AM

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The case was sensational at the time, fueling discontent in South Korea about the heavy American military presence, but went unresolved for almost two decades.

Arthur John Patterson, from California, was found guilty Friday of the murder of 22-year-old South Korean student Cho Joong-pil, who was found dead in the blood-splattered Burger King bathroom in Itaewon, a part of Seoul close to a huge American military base. He was extradited to Seoul from the Uni...

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